Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Cucumbers!

Last week was a bit crazy for me.  The school year is coming to a close and it seems like everyone's going a little stir-crazy.  We are definitely ready for Summer break!  Shopping, packing, and planning for vacation have monopolized most of my time lately.  And, I've been attempting to get all of my listings posted on my etsy site for a big shop update (just have to take those pictures!).  I finished up the Sew, Mama, Sew! giveaway and will post the results this week. Jesse went to the principal last week for the first time because he told a little girl he was going to moon her.  (On a side note, that's totally something his Daddy would do!)   And last week, during a failed attempt to have a play date with one of Jesse's friends at the pool (the pool was EMPTY due to some maintenance problems), Micah fell into the duck pond and is now trying to get over a cold, which he has since passed on to his older brother.  (He shares so nicely!)

In the midst of craziness, our vegetable garden is sprouting like crazy.  The cucumber vines have dozens of little yellow flowers on them, just waiting to bring forth more cucumbers.  Here are two beauties we picked this weekend.


Micah got to pick the first one.
He pulled so hard, that he fell backwards when the cucumber finally let go of its vine.
Jesse got to pick the biggest one.
He's so proud.  

Ready to eat
There's no better way to get my kids to eat veggies than to let them grow their own.  Even Jesse, who wouldn't eat a store bought cucumber even if I bribed him with candy, devours one he grew himself.  Soon, there'll be enough cucumbers to start making our own pickles.  (The boys are so excited about homemade pickles!  Do your kids like pickles?  Mine LOVE them!!!!)  And I  know I've been posting about my garden a lot lately, and not much else, but I promise, there is some crafty goodness coming very soon.  

1 comment:

  1. That is a very impressive garden. Judah LOVES pickles. How weird is that? Also, you look beautiful in these pictures! I love your little flower headband, and are you doing something different with your eye make-up, or is that just the joy of being a farming in your eyes?

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