First – videos. Because videos need to be first sometimes:
Anna and Maggie – basket cases:
Silliness at the dinner table:
Hi! Just a friendly family update. It snowed a dusting overnight Tuesday and Wednesday last week and the girls were bundled up and playing in it by 7:30am each morning. Gotta get the playing in before it melts at 9! haha They were pretty cute. And cold. It’s also planting time for us! The first crop is in. Crop 1 of 3+ of snap peas, radishes, lettuce, chard, spinach, onions, parsnips, carrots, and bok choy. We harvested parsnips that I planted last fall and they were way bigger underground than we thought! Mashed parsnips tonight and for a little while! (they are yummy mashed) If you’ve never read the new Square Foot Gardening book, we found it is a good match for our gardening skill level and our yard size. (and the new one is quite a bit different than the old one) We’ll be trying to grow more things vertically this year – tomatoes, zucchini, pumpkins, cucumbers, and peas of course. Hope things grow as well as we hope!
One thing that hasn’t grown well for us is tomatoes. This year’s plan: plant the tomatoes in stages too (every two weeks, starting in late April or May) – that way at least a few of the plants are bound to thrive and not be killed by early planting and long, cold springs.
Enjoy the pictures! (click to see them larger)