Yard updates

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

We have really been enjoying our yard more this summer. I think it comes from having the garden and going out every day to check on the progress! That is why we jumped at the idea of the clothesline- more time to be outside! I am doing a load of sheets right now- they'll be hanging up soon!!




Here is our garden. Row on the left (top to bottom): Roma tomato, tiny beefsteak tomato, 2 green peppers, 2 watermelons, hot pepper; Middle row: Corn, tiny beefsteak tomato, huge roma tomato, cantelopes; Right row: Corn, green bean, the last onion (we're trying to see if it will get as big as a store onion...it's not looking good!), zucchini, hot pepper




And here are our carrots!!!! And our first 4 green beans on the side!!! I figured out that you can supposedly use the carrot greens as parsley when making stock, so I chopped a bunch of it up and froze it for making chicken and/or beef stock for winter soups!!


It's a beautiful day here- hopefully my first shot at hanging laundry (as an adult- I helped my mom many times when I was small!) will be a successful one!

9 comments:

the misfit said...

Those carrots came from YOUR GARDEN? I am beyond impressed.

The Wife said...

The hubby and I love clothes line laundry. I don't think we'd get away with it here though. Those carrots are awesome!

Grace in my Heart said...

WOW! Your garden and yard look amazing!!! You'd just laugh if you saw how pitiful my looks! You definitely have a green thumb!!!

Hope said...

That is so fabulous!!! I am super jealous. It is 106 in Houston on a daily basis...everything is dead and frying!

Praying for Hope said...

I love line dried sheets. They smell so wonderful, and they feel so crsip and cool when you put them on the bed.

Baby Hungry said...

I love the clothes line. Someday soon you will have little baby clothes up there!

Hillary said...

Wow, your yard and garden look amazing!!

Kim said...

I am going to have to try that carrot green as parsley recommendation. Your garden looks fantastic! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!

Vent-ilation said...

YUM! Those carrots are amazing. And I am so jealous of your clothesline. I want one so badly, but DH doesn't. Who knows why? It would save electricity from the clothes dryer and the smell of fresh sheets dried outside... MMMM....