Sunday, July 17, 2011


The garden continues to do well.We are now getting squash, eggplant, tomatoes and cucumber at a pretty good rate. There has been a lot of canning/pickling around here lately but that will be another post. 

One tomato plant has grown like crazy, it is over six feet tall, by far the largest in the garden.

The corn is also getting taller and now has little baby corn cobs.

There are a lot of watermelon and other melons appearing.

Katie really, really wants this watermelon under her hands here. We now have to watch her in the garden because she always wants to bring it in to eat it.

Here is a view of part of the garden.

We have picked some of the peppers, there are a lot of them getting ready.

Katie likes to check on them, not all are productive right now.

Katie's favorite thing to collect is tomatoes, she knows they need to be either red or yellow. She will collect handfuls and run to me very excited and proud of what she has.

Sometimes she lets Uncle help her get tomatoes too.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

July 4th

This 4th of July we decided to stay home. Since we live in a firework legal zone I figured we could entertain ourselves at home and avoid the crowds at the big show. Katie and I started the day playing.

Katie also spent time in the garden trying to convince the watermelon to grow faster, she cant wait for the watermelon.

It was my Mom's birthday, she gets a fireworks show for her birthday every year! Once it got dark we headed out to the driveway to start my safe and sane show. At first Katie was excited but soon she was hiding behind the cars. Many neighbors were setting off all sorts of fireworks so the show was pretty much all around us.

After some safety instruction we got to Katie's favorite part of the night, sparklers!

She really liked the sparklers and it went well, no injuries or anything at all. Overall it was a great day.