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We’ve been so fortunate with rain lately that the garden has literally flourished over night. The radishes are all ready for eating but I can’t bring myself to pull all of them up at one time.

Beautiful Radish

Brandon started staking the peas last night but it proved a little more cumbersome than expected. There are still 12 plants to go!

Green Pea

All of the zucchini plants are doing great. No blossoms yet but I can tell already we are going to have a high yield. I cannot wait. There is nothing I love cooking more than zucchini. The possibilities are endless. My favorite is lasagna made with zucchini noodles. To die for.




Tomato Plants

This is our first year using a grow bag. We’ve got about six sweet potato slips planted. The bag should harvest about 16 lbs.

Sweet Potato in the grow bag

A local brewery that we love, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, is going to brew a community-hopped IPA. Brandon is taking part in this program and is growing hops between our grow bed and the fence.



This really shows just how high the Hops will be growing!

This post wouldn’t be complete without mentioning something I’ve been really excited about. It’s possible that I’m a 70-year-old trapped in a 20-year-old’s body…I really love to bird watch. I can’t help it. I find them fascinating. Much to my delight, a robin has nested in one of my geranium plants on the front porch.

On the baby front, Brandon had the lucky task of painting a changing table gifted to us by our good friend, Tom.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks, and I am feeling overwhelmed with gratitude for our friends and family and their love for our baby boy.