Monday, August 20, 2012

Greenhouse Photos - 06/18/12

More greenhouse photos...

First of the tomatoes - 06/18/12

Pickling cucumbers and slicing cucumbers - 06/18/12

06/18/12 - Sweet corn, tomatoes, green peppers
We picked sweet corn on 06/13/12 for the first time...enough for a meal.

06/18/12 - Muskmelons and watermelons

06/18/12 - Sweet potatoes, carrots and green beans

06/18/12 - Zucchini

06/18/12 - Little pumpkins, buttercup and butternut squash (the ones I started in a pot), and honeydew melons
These were all transplanted starts that were moved outside 06/18/12.

06/18/12 - Garlic (fall planted) and onions
The garlic was planted late October 2011 and was harvested 07/03/12

God bless!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Greenhouse Photos - 06/06/12

I realize it's way past June, but I wanted to get these photos posted.
It's amazing looking back at these from a couple of months ago, how much a garden grows in a short amount of time and you don't even really notice it on a daily basis.

 06/06/12 - Celery

 06/06/12 - Dill

 06/06/12 - Tomatoes

 06/06/12 - Cucumbers

 06/06/12 - Sweet corn - almost ready to pick

06/06/12 - Sweet potatoes

 06/06/12 - Butternut squash and buttercup squash started and almost ready to transplant outside

Left - green peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, melons, potatoes
Right - dill, broccoli, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, lettuce, sweet corn, sweet potatoes, green beans

God bless!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Joseph - 19 Months Old

What a blessing it is to have a little boy around here...and so different then our 2 girls.

He has a love for all things with daddy...tractor rides, bobcat operating, feeding cattle and the likes.

Loves to swing just like his sisters and would much rather use the 'big kid' swing than the 'baby' swing. He does manage to fall off, but loves to get right back on.

He does great at the chiropractor. When it is his turn, he crawls right up on the table and lays down. It probably helps that the end reward is a mint all his own.

Mud...what kid doesn't love mud and getting dirty.

I asked him if he would share a bite of tomato with me...he said NO and ran away with it.
He loves tomatoes and cucumbers right from the garden and is a great all-around eater in general.

He may just talk before Cori. They seem to imitate each other a lot. Cori has called Charlie - da - for as long as I can remember and now Joseph calls both his sisters - da. It's quite funny to hear him walking around the house yelling for them...da, da, da, da...

...mouth full of teeth....

...still nursing a few times per day...

...sleeps through the night most of the time...

...comes and grabs your hand when he wants your attention and to show you something... the first to pray at most meals...
He grabs hands of whoever is closest to him, says daddy and them claps.

God bless!

Book Review - Heaven in Her Arms

I received Heaven in Her Arms by Catherine Hickem through BookSneeze's blogger review program. I received the book for free and the following opinions are my own.

To start with, I actually never finished reading this book. I wanted to like this book, but had a hard time getting through it. I requested the book thinking I would get more of a biography / inside look at Mary. The book is more the author's attempt to relate Mary's life to the modern mom.

Each chapter starts with a scripture reference in regards to Mary and then goes on to relate the scripture to today and real mom experiences. I felt like the author really tried to stretch the conection. I would have liked a lot more scripture and less of the author's thoughts. I had a hard time following the flow of each chapter. They seems to wander off the actual scripture reference at the beginning of the chapter.

God bless!