Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Harvest Time

A few years ago, Scott had a vision of a backyard garden for Isabella (Sam had not been born yet). Nothing too big or too complicated. Just somewhere we could plant some fruit and vegetables and have her pick it and eat it fresh. In addition, we have a box that is dedicated solely to annual flowers we pick and plant every spring.

Last year that vision finally became a reality. And we LOVED having our garden. We enjoyed eating lettuce and carrots and herbs and blueberries straight from our back yard. This year, Scott and Isabella have expanded our crops to include potatoes, garlic, onions and a bunch of other yummy items we can't wait to sink our teeth into.

Today was a special day, because we were finally able to harvest our very own strawberries. And I can't even tell you how excited the kids were to do this. In our own backyard!
We only have one box, so obviously there weren't as many as we had access to when we picked them at Jones Orchard recently, but I know for a fact that the experience of picking them in our backyard was much more thrilling for all of us.

And finally, here's my picture of the day,... our awesome little garden:

It's like having our very own mini farmer's market!


Tracy said...

Ohh I love your garden. No bending to weed, mulch, so no grass to cut. Perfect !!!
We have our own strawberry and raspberry plants, but just as they are rippening the chipmunks and birds get them.
I may have got a handfull in the 16 yrs that we have had them LOL.

Krystle said...

Love it!

Liz Butler said...

Thanks, Krystle!

Oh Tracy, I'm so sorry to hear that! Hopefully, this will be the year that you get to harvest it all. And yes, it is quit delightful not to have to "work" so hard to keep the garden up. It seems to work quite nicely for us that way.

Rachel said...

This looks awesome! I can't wait to see it in person this summer!

Quilly Nilly said...

wow Liz, that's so cool; I'll have to show those images to Abel - every year he plants fruits and vegetables in different area's of our front and back yard to see what grows where - it's a mystery every year.

Liz Butler said...

HA! That's funny, Tracey! How does he know what's growing where? Love it!