Monday, June 27, 2011

small garden update

Well, it's been a while since I have posted anything about the gardens. I only had a chance this morning to post pics of the small garden I will hope to get some pics of the big garden up soon. :) Everything is growing great! I replanted some pea plants which are really taking off and another batch of carrots.                                Cutting flowers
                         Cucumber plants (pickle cucumbers)
                         Cucumber :)
                    Red peppers, just not red yet :)
                         Onion plants getting big
                   Second planting of pole beans
                         Bush beans
                           Heirloom tomatoes
     trying one of the second plantings of peas in a pot
                        Peas- 1st planting
                       Second planting of peas coming up
                       Amish past tomato
                       second batch of carrots
  Lettuce, going to plant more of this before it gets to hot
 We are trying something new with our potatoes this year. :)  A big metal tub which we put holes in the bottom for drainage and are building up the  burlap as the plants grow and we keep adding compost. We will see how it worked at harvesting time. Fingers crossed.
                Inside the burlap container
Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

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Monday, June 13, 2011

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garden update and thoughts

Here are photos of the garden at our house not the big garden. Everything is looking great!

I also wanted to share a book that our fellowship is reading. It is called Radical by David Platt .
We are only on the second chapter but already Wow! This book really does make you really look at your life, faith and what you could be doing. I feel us in the United States take our faith a little for granted sometimes, while those in other countries thirst for the Word and want to learn as much as they can, while
they know they will be killed for this if found out. What amazing faith!!!
This book has already challenged me and my hubby to not take our faith for granted! I feel so blessed to be able to state my Christianity and not have to worry about being killed for it. This also made me think of other things we take for granted. Our house that has heat and A/C, money to buy food and seeds for the garden. Vehicles,electricity and so on.....
We are going to work harder on giving to those who need things more then we do. I hope this challenges you to really not take things or even your faith for granted because we all are truly blessed!!
Have a wonderful week!
~ Katie
PS. I will be writing soon about my "Battle for the Birds" , my story on trying to get chickens to be allowed in our borough. :)

Monday, June 6, 2011

garden update and menu plan

Here are a few photos of the big garden finally. We really need to get up there to weed soon they are taking over again! UGH!
pictures of the corn, watermelon, tomatoes, pepper, zucchini, green beans, potatoes, peas and lettuce. The lima beans aren't doing great only three plants have come up and this is the second time my mom has replanted.

Menu Plan for this week:

L- sandwiches/ carrots/ apple slices
D-Spaghetti, salad, bread and butter

B- Oatmeal
L- Leftovers
D- grilled chicken, mash pot., veggie (green beans)

B- Scrambled eggs, toast
L- sandwiches/ stove top mac and cheese
D- chicken zucchini casserole

B- cold cereal/ bananas
L- leftovers/ pb&j sandwiches
D- Chicken Pot pie

B- oatmeal
L- grilled cheese/ cold veggies/ grapes
D- pizza/ orange wedges

Sat. -
B- Cold cereal/ bananas
L- leftovers/ sandwiches
D- chicken salad sandwiches/ pot. wedges/ cold veggies

L- sandwiches/ broccoli cheddar soup
D-Burgers, pot. fries, veggie

What;s on your menu this week? How is your garden going? Would love to know! Have a wonderful week!!