I’m Back!

Tracy / September 14, 2006

Good Morning! It has been a very long week and I needed to take some time off to take care of things for my family. Thank you so much, Joshua, for blogging for me yesterday! I’m such a blessed mom to have you guys! I enjoyed so much a visit to my Mom’s over the weekend….she won’t know it until…

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Only 84 Degrees?

Tracy / September 2, 2006

Hurray! I just heard on the news that the high today is only 84 degrees! Yahoo! Fall is coming. I knew that there had to be an end to all this hot weather some where! It’s been a busy and really fun Labor Day weekend. We stayed home but enjoyed some much needed “down time” as a family. Paul especially,…

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Split Watermelon?

Tracy / August 16, 2006

Good Morning! I’m so glad to be starting this day feeling almost normal again! There for a while, I was beginning to wonder if I would ever feel like myself! Miss Emma, also, is feeling a little better this morning. It’s so hard to see someone so sweet feeling so bad. She has just wanted to sit in my lap.…

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Jacob’s Pride

I know that we have posted pictures of our sunflowers before. This is the latest, taken this morning. I can’t tell you what it does for a child to see a tiny seed that he has planted and tended with his own hands turn into something so beautiful and huge!

Our Garden Mascot

Froggie, is our garden mascot….he keeps the plants company when we are away!

Twin Giants

These are the two newest sunflowers in our yard. We call them the “twin giants”. I think that overall, these have been our favorite plants of the summer!

Mystery Plant #2

I submit for your consideration mystery plant #2. Both of our mystery plants seem to be fairing well in our garden…we just wished that we knew exactly what they were! : )

Mystery Plant #1

I submit, for your consideration, mystery plant #1. I know that these grew from some kind of seed that either my children or myself planted in these boxes. What I don’t know, is what it was…if anyone knows, please let me know and rest assured, I’ll keep up with my garden journal a little better from here on out!! :…

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Totebag Updates

I had the privilege of speaking for a while with my dear friend, Maribel, yesterday. I already owned the book but it was a first glance at her square foot garden that really gave me the “itch” to have a couple of my own. We’re still learning. I’m sure it’s going to be a life long process but I’m looking…

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Drying Herbs

These are the herbs that we gathered from our garden this morning. We love herbs…they are very versatile…from gifts to kitchen seasonings…to just a natural air freshener for your home, they are a wonderful and useful addition to any yard. Storing herbs couldn’t be easier. Using fresh herbs would be the best use, but it is nice to dry and…

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1st Harvest

It’s not much, but we were so excited to pick our first harvest this morning! Rosemary, lavender, thyme, 1 eggplant, 2 cherry tomatoes and 2 banana peppers. I guess the cherry tomatoes will be a quick snack for someone in my home…but there are lots more for yummy salads growing outside on the vines right now. We are also seeing…

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