That said, I had a post written, spell checked and properly punctuated in my mind about my abundance of green beans (I may have let their picking slip). I can’t even remember the topic sentence, so I’ll let the pictures do the talking lest they should gather dust unseen on our hard drive.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
good things. You can be sure that I have been gardening, and documenting the work at hand, and often writing quippy little posts in my head, just not blogging. When something has got to give, I guess this is the more appropriate thing to let slip (can't very well blog BEFORE gardening).
Posted by Kristi at 1:53 PM
Friday, July 18, 2014
Some day very soon I am going to be completely over run with beans. Green beans- have picked, have frozen, have eaten, will do it all again, and again, and again. Dried beans- it will be a long fall of picking and drying. The archway is perfectly filled in, just the place to play princess and guard. Teepee completely over taken. Only tiny creatures can crawl into it now (or a smaller sister if you can convince her to do it). Corn, beans, onions, potatoes, garlic all waiting to claim my time. Such a satisfying display of work already done, and work yet to come. But for today, I'm just going to soak in the accomplishment.
That is my garden this week.
Posted by Kristi at 9:27 AM
Friday, July 11, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
A friend turned us on to Peter Pan the book. Her son loves it. He sets a little scene with a pretend window, stuffs a pretend dagger in his pretend belt, dons a real hat, and very charmingly acts out his favorite scenes. My kids are just obsessed with the dinner scene ½ way through the book where the boys raise their hands at the table and say “I complain of [insert lost boy of choice here].” For weeks they have been wresteling around the house shouting “I complain of L.”
“I complain of J.”
“I complain of you!”
“No, I complain of YOU!!”
This is very annoying, and no amount of yelling "go outside!" will stop it (imagine?), but I have discovered the remedy to such sibling disputes. Stuff a popsicle in each of their mouths. Homemade from pureed fruit, so they can eat as many as it takes for the scuffles to be forgotten. We are limited only by freezer space, and I have a LOT of freezer space.
These are a variation on my usual summer popsicle recipe, shown are strawberry/blueberry mixed together. We also made blueberry/cantaloupe. Yummers!
Posted by Kristi at 8:00 AM
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
So as I was saying. I pronounce over breakfast that we've got to pick and freeze more peas before they loose their sweetness. The kids grab their sand buckets and head straight for the garden where they usually eat enough that the smallness of their buckets doesn't matter. But J is on a mission to pick...
wash and spin
bag and label
...and shell as many peas as possible. He got all the steps (except the blanching), but who am I to fuss over details.
They all eventually made it to the same place.
Posted by Kristi at 7:56 AM