Friday, August 9, 2013

Blooming and growing!

We are getting even closer to my favorite time of year...FALL!  I love the season so much!  Our gardens are telling us that we are getting even closer!  We are being over taken by squash!  Which, if you were wondering, we are totally OK with!  I have so many recipes running through my head every time I go out to the garden!  Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, acorn squash baked with brown sugar and walnuts, sweet squash pie....mmm my mouth is watering!

K's Pre-K teacher gave them each pumpkin seeds last fall, well we saved them(I am becoming a master seed saver!) and planted them this year.  K is so proud of his pumpkin!  It has only produced one, but one is enough for K.  We made a deal with him that when we carved this one we would save the seeds every year.  That way we will always have a K pumpkin!  I hate to say, I think we have to break the news to him that this pumpkin will be ripe way before Halloween! 

Our beets are also doing pretty amazing!  We have learned(this is our 2nd year doing a garden by ourselves) that we need to plant way more rows of beets for our family!  We make pickled beets, I would be the first one to tell you that I never would have guessed that I would like them let alone my kids!  However, they are amazing!  And my kiddos are obsessed with them!

It is not just our veggies that are growing like crazy, our flowers are also!  These are all outside of our living room window.  So on days like today, when the windows are wide open with a breeze, we smell them!  I don't want to leave our living room!  The hydrangeas are amazingly fragrant, but I need to work on the coloring of them!

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