Backyard plum picking

Now is the one week of summer that our entire plum tree ripens at once. Usually, it’s a race to see who can get to the fruit first—the squirrels and birds or us. Having deployed several reflective owl cut-outs as deterrents, we seemed to have gained the upper hand this year. Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was…

Tiny orange tomatoes or candy?

Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was enjoying these candy-like, golden-yellow cherry tomatoes in our garden! It is one of three varieties we’re growing this summer and the first to be ripe. What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness is Everything. Day 181 of 365. And Day 1,277 in a row (here’s the first 366,…

Colorful new garden art

While running errands today, I fell in love with this rainbow pinwheel and knew it had to be part of our garden. Mama wasn’t convinced until we stepped outside and she witnessed my childlike delight watching the wind blow it wildly. This awesome rainbow pinwheel is the perfect addition to our garden—and today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama!…

Fast-growing zucchini

After a difficult last few days, Mama and I were thrilled to get a chance to spend a little time in our garden this evening. It was especially exciting to see the zucchini plants starting to grow into the bottom of the trellis. Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was seeing our fast-growing zucchini! What was your #OneGoodThing…

Double the joy

This fantastic flower just bloomed in our garden late yesterday. It’s the first time this bulb has been successful, but now we can’t remember what it’s called. Mama and I couldn’t wait to go see the wildness of this flower when we got up today—and then we found not one, but TWO! Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama…

DIY Garden Arch complete

Our DIY Garden Arch went through several iterations and redesigns during assembly, but today we managed to attach a mesh wire for the flowers to climb, thereby completing the project. We were then able to plant the starters we grew from seeds. It feels great to have this one done, and Mama and I are…

Garden arch redesigned

After months of planning and several redesigns along the way, I finally got an archway up in our garden this evening. It’s still a project-in-progress, but I am so pleased with the development. I had to disassemble the lovely wooden trellis arch I created a couple of weeks ago, as it wasn’t flexible enough and…