Skip to main content

Garden Progress

Our horribly planned plot (totally my fault) is actually doing well. We've had to take out one section (above, far left) of lettuce because within 24 hours some very tiny bugs stripped it clean. Frankly, that plot was the one I cared least about since we get fabulous leafy greens every week in our CSA box. Our cilantro is tasting SO good and ready to harvest, and our carrots, dill, and cucumber plant are doing the best of all in this square foot plot.

Stefan made a 5 minute fix for our climbing sugar snap peas, but they have yet to blossom. Anikka and I LOVE these peas. We got two bags at the Farmer's Market last Saturday and they were gone within 12 hours. We practically fight over them so I'm hoping they produce soon!

Our sweet little raspberry corner has taken off and just a few have ripened in the past 2 or 3 days. We need some netting so the birds don't get to them, but we have so many little critters in our yard that I don't know if this particular berry is even there, still. It needed about one more day of sunlight!
How's your garden doing? What's your easiest plant to grow?


kylee said…
Azra and I love sneaking out to our garden to pick the sugar snap peas! They are so tasty, and a perfect snack off the vine while we're playing in the backyard. Now I'm just wishing that I planted way more of them!!

Popular posts from this blog

How To: DIY Sand/Water Table

How To: Build A Sand/Water Table for Under $30!
Sorry this took me so long to blog, but I had to have a tool list and full instructions before I could do so.
A little history on my love for the sand/water table. I love the idea behind tools for tiny hands, i.e. the Montessori Method, and like to have Lukka 'figure things out for himself', even when he is playing. I try to have the most simple and basic toys available for 3 reasons: a) simple toys generally have less parts, which means less of a hassle for me
b) simple toys inspire way more creativity and imagination than do 'exact replica' toys
c) they are much more aesthetically pleasing to look at, therefore, not making every nook and cranny of our house an eyesore!
I know the last reason is just for me, but it's true. Plastic things don't generally last 1/2 as long as wooden or fabric toys, and they are unattractive. For this reason, I started to look for a wooden sand/water table as opposed to a plastic one …

Snapshot Story of Malibu, Lake Louise Inlet, British Columbia

top photo: The Blainiacs; self-titled, our group from bible study

There are too many words to share everything about Malibu, so I'm going to share a few pictures, and some words in this post. Malibu is a Young Life camp that is it's own little village in the middle of nowhere, British Columbia, or at least it feels that way--very isolated. It's right at the top of Lake Louise Inlet (right before Lake Louise) but really, there is nothing out there. It is what a leader called "The Thin Place"; the place right in the middle of heaven and earth. It's beautiful, welcoming, joyful, and raw, pristine.

This lodge is where "Club" happens. This is where the large group of the 220+ women who were present for Women's Weekend  would get together twice daily for skits, singing, and hearing speakers before breaking out into small group time. The Women's Weekend follows the Young Life way in how they structure the retreat. Everything we did resembled what t…

Subscription Boxes as Homeschool Curriculum

Ani painting her first diarama
The subscription service business sector is exploding the online retail market. You can now buy toys, pet products, clothing, stationary, beauty products, eco-cleaning supplies, and even organic snacks all in monthly packages with excellent branding. While print magazines are slowly fading away, a new type of subscription purchasing is taking place in droves--for those who are too busy or depleted to run one more errand (hand raised here), you can get a fun surprise on your doorstep for a decent price. These are excellent as curriculum because all the work of planning and gathering has been done for you! Now it's just up to the child to execute and enjoy the process. 
I have tried a few subscription services as either birthday gifts or a trial run for homeschooling, and let me tell you there are some awesome businesses going up! I want to highlight a few of them for you that can be used as homeschooling curriculum for elementary grade kids. With each…