End of Gardening Season

We have really enjoyed having a garden this year. This is really our first year to successfully have a garden. To a large extent this was my husband’s project, but I sure enjoyed the fruit of his labors. The kids were very involved in the whole process. They helped plant. They helped water. They helped weed. And they helped pick. Every day at lunch, I could just say, do we have any such and such in the garden, and they would race up there to see who could find what I needed the fastest. What a blessing gardens are, not just to the stomach, but also to the soul.

Here are a few pictures taken over the summer of our garden.

Showing Off Some Produce

Our very own radishes. (They were a bit hot though. So we’re going to have to work on those a bit.)


Our first peppers! Woohoo! Maybe next year we’ll grow enough to can some salsa.

We've got Food!

Three of our umpteen and some zucchini and yellow squash that we harvested. We ate either zucchini or yellow squash nearly every single day for a few  weeks, then we just had to have a break. But I’ve found a couple ways of fixing them that I think are absolutely delicious.

Swallowed By the Garden Jungle

Our squash jungle about ready to swallow G’tums!

Eggplant Flower Under Close Inspection

We even did some nature study in the garden. Since we were studying about garden flowers, we decided that this eggplant flower could qualify as a garden flower.

Here is our last picture from the garden season. My daughter took this picture when we were in the garden doing some nature study.

We're in the Garden...They're in the Bus

They’re in the bus and we’re in the garden. And now you know why we are–drum roll–homeschoolers!!!

7 thoughts on “End of Gardening Season

  • October 16, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Love your comment on the last picture! Your dd has a good eye for pictures!

    marci from AHE

  • October 16, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I like your blog a lot. Hope you do not mind I added you as a friend.

  • October 16, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Yes, the garden time is closing in fast….sigh.

    I think eggplant blossoms are gorgeous! Totally counts as nature study.

    Barb-Harmony Art Mom

  • October 17, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    What a beautiful, well kept garden. I don't see any weeds. Your family must have worked really hard at keeping it up.



  • October 18, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    What a great garden! I'm with you- so much better to be in the garden than on a school bus!

  • October 20, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Isn't it great to have that freedom to be gardening! I love your garden by the way, and as I looked at your pictures I thought, "that looks like Washington"… so I checked your profile, and sure enough… it is!!!

    from a fellow washingtonian.

  • October 22, 2009 at 9:19 am

    Wow! What a fantastic garden ~ how blessed you are. EMichelle

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