Garden sharing with neighbors

These stunning peppers and tiny orange tomatoes came from neighbors on either side of us. We’ve lucked out with a huge zucchini crop this year, so we’ve been happily sharing. What fun to trade veggies from our gardens! Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was garden sharing with neighbors! Many thanks to Ti for the tomatoes and…

Our first sunflower from seeds

We planted a handful of Mammoth Sunflower seeds in our garden a few months ago and today we discovered our first lovely flower! We’ve got nearly a dozen eight-foot-tall stalks that are about to flower and we are very excited. Our first yellow bloom is about the size of my hand. This thrilling find was…

Purple fuzzy flowers

Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was enjoying these purple fuzzy flowers, called Ageratum, blooming in our backyard! What was your #OneGoodThing today? Please share in the comments! Kindness is Everything. Day 229 of 365. And Day 1,325 in a row (here’s the first 366, & the following 365, & the third year of 365 good things)! 1 year ago today: Blinging…

Cuts like butter…

It’s the official start of zucchini season in our house. We’re growing two different varieties: Dark Green and Romanesco. Both types of zucchini are fighting the A-frame trellis with which we’re attempting to contain them, but we are enjoying watching them grow. Both sliced smoothly like butter. I cut the two into different shapes but…

They never make it to the kitchen

This evening Mama and I enjoyed a handful of “Sun Gold” tomatoes and our first “Early Girl” tomato in our garden. I harvested them into the bottom of my shirt and we gobbled them right up, laughing about how they never make it to the kitchen. Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was sharing a laugh over…

Climbing the arch

Our Morning Glory and Moon Flower plants are happily growing up our DIY garden arch. They’ve just reached the halfway point on each side; we can’t wait for the two sides to grow together and bloom! Today’s #OneGoodThing with Mama was watching our Morning Glory and Moon Flowers climbing the arch! What was your #OneGoodThing today?…

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…