It finally broke…

The days-long heat wave finally broke this evening! Hooray! Refreshing honeydew melon mint popsicles saved us from overheating. Paisley spent much of the hot afternoon trying to keep cool passed out on the floor, but Mama and I had a wonderful time visiting with our friend Nicole. With temperatures dropping into bearable this evening, Mama…

A squash solution

When we first grew zucchini a few summers ago, we discovered it was greedy in our garden box and tried to muscle out the other vegetables. Then we planted it in a giant barrel in an attempt to confine it last summer. That worked too well and we ended up without much produce. This year…

Making planting plans

Every year Mama and I try to learn from our previous year’s garden and make it better. We’ve been talking for a while about which crops will make the cut this year. Today the rain finally stopped and we went outside and re-measured our garden box dimensions, so we could draw up this map of…

Tomato taste-off

We are growing three varieties of tomatoes in our backyard veggie garden this year. So, to determine which one is our favorite, I created a blind taste test for Mama! The three contestants were a Sweet Seedless Hybrid, a Bushsteak Hybrid, and an Early Girl. The first two varieties were starter plants we ordered from…

A gourmet day

“It’s like a gourmet restaurant,” Mama proclaimed today, after I brought her this dish of Caprese skewers, featuring luscious tomatoes from our garden and our favorite Balsamic vinegar. Please don’t misunderstand. Yesterday, we ate drive-thru burgers and frozen yogurt. Today we had a wee gastronomic adventure at home. I like to think of it as balance.…

Pulling carrots

Today’s #OneGoodThing was our first carrot harvest! Mama and I grew these babies from seeds, and it was fun to see the bright orange appear as we pulled them from the depths of the soil this evening. We welcome your favorite carrot recipes in the comments!!! Seriously, this large pile of carrots is only half of our…

Homegrown celery plant

We grew our own organic celery plant for our garden using scraps from the kitchen. Mama and I tried this method last year and grew some of the most delicious celery, so we were eager to repeat the experiment. After a week of growing in this glass, we planted it this evening! Today’s #OneGoodThing was growing and…