Tag: gardening

Sometimes You Plant the Seed; Sometimes You Provide the Space

Sometimes You Plant the Seed; Sometimes You Provide the Space

I’ve been wanting to write about this backyard phenomenon we’re experiencing. Below is a photo of the eight-foot-long, four-foot-wide, very healthy, still-growing pumpkin plant that has literally spilled out over the edge of our garden, and taken over a chunk of our lot. It’s elicited […]

The Garden Project: Priceless

The Garden Project: Priceless

Our almost accidental 4′ by 8′ foot backyard garden is now an almost endless source of everything: education, entertainment, nutrition…  The kids are still so excited about it! They poke around in there every day to see what’s growing, and this week, they were thrilled […]

Waste Not, Right? Update On The Garden Project

Waste Not, Right? Update On The Garden Project

In March, the kids and I planted a ridiculous number of seeds. I have never in my entire life grown anything from seeds before, so I didn’t expect much. Lo and behold, we ended up with a ridiculous number of seedlings. And now, we have a CRAZY […]

Trust That They’ll Grow

Trust That They’ll Grow

Yes, there are still piles of dirty snow in parking lots and the shadiest corners of yards. And it did snow again this week, a wintry mix that was more wintry than mix. But it’s as clear as the antihistamines flying off the pharmacy shelves: […]

The Sweetest Nature

The Sweetest Nature

It was Tuesday evening, and we were in the family tag-team process of clearing and cleaning supper dishes/ preparing kids’ lunches/ picking up toys/ herding kids upstairs to the bath. Hubby and I had both come home from work on the later side, and my […]