Thursday, August 11, 2011

Life on a very small farm

A bunch has been going on this summer. We've got good news and sad news. The sad first, Blanche passed away on July 29th and we will miss her very much. Second, we also lost Brian's giant pumpkin plant. The one thing I don't think I'll get use to, loss.

On the good side, in the garden, we may have lost the giant pumpkin but gained a whole garden of veggies! Brian planted about a month and a half ago... corn, tomatoes, more peppers, eggplant, radishes, bean, peas, squash, spinach, orka and a Cinderella pumpkin plant. Here are the "kids" enjoy their time in the garden. Brian uses them as a organic way of getting rid of insects... it works!

We've already got corn growing...

The girls (Dorothy and Rose) love hiding inbetween the corn rows...

Here are the beans and peas...

Our first Cinderella pumpkin...

and here is our new poser of the family... Nigel...

The kid wants to be in every picture. Can you see him in the back? He's following me!

Here's Nigel again, the other fussy butt is his brother's, Duckie, who's camera shy.

You can't help but want to squeeze those little roosters.


  1. Just to let you know I'm sending good thoughts your way.

  2. Oh how do you do it? The garden is gorgeous and that bunch of kids just to cute.