Monday, July 15, 2013

Nearing Harvest: Garden Update

We placed this bird box early in the spring and this wood pecker keeps knocking on the door but no one is home yet.
It has been awhile since I updated you on the progress of our garden, to be honest, it's been awhile since I've posted anything at all.  I have lots to write about but I need to find the time to put it all on paper, or I guess more appropriately, on the laptop.  Our garden has suffered as well from a lack of attention due to the busy schedule but despite some weeds, the carrots, beans, and peas are all coming along nicely.  In fact we have been eating some peas already and if the kids keep it up, we may not get any peas to the table.  Whether they get to the table or not, the kids have seen that cycle of how things grow, and that was one of the key reasons for starting a garden.  Yesterday evening as I was cleaning off a slip and slide the kids each raided the peas and my son proudly showed off how big the peas in his pod were.  There are also beans hanging now but they will take a few more days before they are ready for harvest and the carrots are in a similar situation.  I actually need to thin the carrots out some to foster larger growth from them.  Surprisingly we haven't had to many wildlife grazers and I thank the dog for that.
So here is what the garden is looking like.  Small but growing and with our success so far, next year maybe bigger.

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