Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Yum, Yum

Here it is. The long over due garden update.

Short Version
Our Garden is awesome. The harvest list so far:
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Lettace
  • Cucumbers
  • Strawberries
  • Red Potatoes


Still growing/anxiously awaiting:
  • Watermellon
  • Tomatoes
  • Cantelope
  • Carrots (picked one early it was little, cute and tasty)
  • Marigolds
Long Version
Growing a garden as a family has been a rewarding experience. We all get to work together and each person's strengths can shine. I get to organize and keep things neat and take pictures (plus blog about it). Husband gets to use tools. Big Girl can make a mess and help with almost everything. Little Man can sit and watch and giggle.

We've also learned lessons along the way. Big Girl has learned about comparison shopping online and (uhoh how to order things, including where the credit card number goes). She's also learned about watering plants at the base and we've had some good conversations about following directions.

Then of course the conversations about healthy foods. They are a constant in our house:

"You've had a sweet thing today, so maybe we can have that candy tomorrow."
"The fruit roll up says 100 percent fruit no sugar added, but it tastes like candy. Is it?"
"Does dried fruit have sugar in it? Does it count as my sweet thing?"

The best: "Our strawberries taste like candy, but I get to eat lots of them. That is great isn't it Mommy?"

Oh how we love the garden. 

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