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.
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.
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.
Our squash jungle about ready to swallow G’tums!
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.
They’re in the bus and we’re in the garden. And now you know why we are–drum roll–homeschoolers!!!