Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fruits of our Labor

This spring Michelle was motivated to have a garden so she asked her dad if he could build her a garden box and while he was making one for her I figured I might as well join in.

That is our neighbors dog, Meg. We love Meg. Michelle is holding Rusty the cat. Sad to say she got sick awhile ago and died. Such is the way of cats around here but if we want another one we just make a few phone calls. It's that easy.

After the boxes were leveled and the soil placed inside we decided to make the area around the garden pretty. We planted Marigolds and Petunias and pretty much ignored them and they still grew nicely.

We planted spinach, carrots, green onions, chilis, tomatoes, and peas. It took awhile before the garden really took off due to snow in June! It was fun to make salsa with my very own tomatoes.

Maybe next year we will put flat stones around the garden to cut down on the weeds!

Michelle's carrots are on the left and mine on the right. Hers are perfect. She left for school before we picked them but I managed to smuggle them across the border. Not really. I was honest at the border when the officer asked what I was mailing. I told him, "candy bars and carrots". He still needed to look in the package to make sure there was no soil and I was good to go. Michelle and Brad loved the goodies.

When we took Michelle's things down to school in August we stopped near Brigham City to get some peaches so I could can. I hadn't canned peaches in over 20 years and learned quickly that organization is very important. Next year I will more efficient for sure.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Michelle's blog

Mark is out of town and he has the computer that I know how to use, thus no posts from me lately. I am using a MAC, which is nice, but I don't know how to use it like our PC so for this post you have to go to Michelle's blog here.

Laurel drove down from Rexburg with some roomates for conference weekend and Michelle has posted some fun pictures. I still can hardly believe I am old enough to have four children this old and in college. It is crazy! By the way, Clark is having a great time in Israel and loving every minute of it!