Hard Working Gal

She works so hard every moment of every day…

We were switching out Emma’s clothes here.  She thought the empty box that held the clothes was way too much fun to play with!

Who knew a box could be so much fun?

And then from all of her hard work she started to drift off…

Running out of her get-up-and-go...

She wouldn’t go down though.  Finally later in the day she rested those cute little eyes…

Sweet sleeping girl...

I love her thick eye-lashes…

Sound asleep...

and full pouty  lips…

Working hard at staying asleep.

Kitchen Garden

I mentioned earlier about our new kitchen garden.  It is a definite work in progress…

Nasturtium

 

What was once a hugely over-grown juniper…    :0s

It's humble beginnings...

became a great tractor therapy day for Mark.  🙂

Ripping out the ugly, over-grown juniper.

Mark taking a bit of his pent up frustrations out on the bush! ;0)

Wahoo~victory!

The kids finding treasures that the bush "ate".

With out the juniper...

It was so nice having the big bush removed.  We could see down the drive way, we could see out to pastures, out to the garden, and the fox could no longer hide in it and ambush the chickens!  Now what do we do with this spot though?

Lettuce and tomatoes

Onions, kinky carrots, eggplant, peppers, and more maters...

Zinnias

Lavender...

Swiss Chard

Parsley

Poppies

Sunflower

Eggplant

African Daisies

"Mammoth" sunflower

Squash

More Swiss Chard...

More poppies

"Lemon Drop" sunflower with a honeybee!

I can’t wait to get my fingers dirty again this spring!  The best thing about this kitchen garden is that I can see it from the kitchen sink, while we are making dinner.  It is so easy to have one of the kids go out and cut some lettuce, pick a few tomatoes, various herbs, etc for a salad.  The best yet is that the kids even enjoyed it.  They helped plant it, water it, harvest and prepare the goodies!  Nothin’ better.

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