Garden Update – Here Comes Spring!

We had snow this week! Actual snow! And I’m not very happy about it! Now, I am fully aware that we’ve had a very easy winter for the most part. There has been very little snow and the temperatures have been fairly mild. I think that that’s why this week’s snow seems like such a giant leap backward. I thought that we were done with winter. Although, this year, it seems as though we were done with winter in early January……


The front yard is starting to wake up. There is new growth popping up everywhere. We did a lot of work in the front yard last summer. We moved a lot of plants and planted many new ones. I’m excited and anxious to see how all of the new plants do this year.

Garden Update

Well, something has come in and eaten all of the corn. The stalks are lying on the ground looking sad. *sigh* But, when the corn came down it left some more space for the peppers that are still growing.


And the squash is doing just fine. We’ve already picked a lot and there are ton of blossom so we will definitely have more squash pretty soon.


Big girl has a couple plants she she is in charge of and one of those plants is cherry tomatoes. We’ve already been able to pick some of them. I’m actually really glad that we planted the cherry tomatoes this summer because big girl picks them and eats them! She doesn’t eat tomatoes but she will eat them if she’s picked them herself off of her plant.

And, we still have a couple corn plants in the front yard that have been largely left alone so we might still get some corn. Maybe.


Our Garden

This summer, as with every other summer, Ryan has worked hard to get our back yard into shape. The previous garden was removed over the course of the last couple years and grass has been planted. The previous owner had planted a huge garden in the back yard. It was nice but it was huge. It took up over half of the back yard’s space. And we have two little goofballs who need to have space to run around. We finally have a back yard for kids to play in!

This year, we added in a raised bed for some veggies. Some of the plants are doing really well in the raised bed. Although, I think that next year we might add a couple new beds so that the zucchini can have it’s own bed and so the corn can have it’s own bed, too since those two veggies are doing really well but are starting to crowd everything else.


Getting Stuff Done While Taking It Easy

Baby girl has arrived!  We are now a family of four!

I’ve been trying to find a balance between getting things done around the house and taking it easy so that I can fully recuperate.  Ryan is home with the girls and I but I have a hard time just sitting still especially if both kiddos are napping at the same time.  I do have a lot of things that I want to get done but I keep having to remind myself that I have all summer to get them done.

  • Work ahead on grad school stuff.  I’m only taking one class this summer and it will be over at the end of June.  My goal is to work ahead as much as possible so that I don’t have to stress about it.
  • Do some garden planning.  Ryan has been doing a ton of work in the garden so far.  We are going to (hopefully) have a lot of veggies this summer.  My goal is to do some planning in the flower garden(s) so we know what will move and what will stay.
  • Craft projects.  I have a couple projects planned for art pieces for each of the girls.  I’m also pondering doing something with the step stool that is currently serving as a magazine holder in the bathroom.  I’ll keep you updated when I get to those.
  • Sleep. Sleep. Sleep.
  • And…….the most important thing that we’ll be doing this summer is soaking up as much family time as we possibly can.

That basically sums up my summer.  What is your summer going to look like?