Monday, July 29, 2013

Garden Update July 2013

An update of this year's garden is long past overdue. Things have been crazy around here this month with family reunions and family activities all. month. long. But I love it. I live for these precious moments to spend with family and precious memories my kids make with their cousins and grandparents. They are well worth every ounce of effort we put towards them. Families are important. In fact, in the grand scheme of things, most things that we put our time towards really don't matter. But families do matter and they always will. If there's one thing that I've learned this month it's that I'm grateful for my family. Every single one of those crazy people that are related to me in some form or another, either directly or through marriage are important to me. If you're one of them reading this post right now, thanks for all you do for me and my husband and children. We love you to pieces. You rock our world. 

Our poor garden has been a bit neglected this month because of all the craziness, but the last few days I've spent some time weeding it and trying to revive its beauty once again. Brandon calls the garden my sanctuary. And it is. It's a place of beauty and peace and it's becoming more and more so every year. If you've been following my facebook page, you've seen some of our harvest pictures already. So if you will, please join me now in my sanctuary for a few minutes :)

Grape Arbor

Scarlet Runner Beans growing up the grape arbor

A perfect perch for quail

Grapes growing along our fence

Summer Squash and Peppers


The Orchard-to-be

Tomatillos - they look like little hanging Chinese lanterns

Our squash tunnel made from two fence pieces we had laying around.

Can you believe it? The squash grow up it!
Finally I just have to share a fun thing that we've gotten to experience the last two years.

Aren't they precious? They are baby hummingbirds. The mother built her nest way up high on our front porch railing. We watched the whole process of her building the nest, sitting on the eggs, feeding the babies, right out our front window. Last year we even got to watch the babies fly away. I feel like one of the luckiest people alive.

Well, that concludes the garden tour. 

Now do you see why my garden is my sanctuary?


Mona "Lisa" said...

I am so excited I found your blog Heather! You are so talented- I love all of your whole food recipes and tips! What a gorgeous garden and fun experience with the hummingbirds!

~Jenni M.~ said...

Beautiful!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your garden tours! I love to watch the progression. August seems like a tropical getaway compared to February.

Great Blog!


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