Friday, July 23, 2010

Our harvest.

Our very first harvest! A little small because I got excited about picking....rookie.

So far:
7 zucchini
3 yellow squash
2 green peppers
ALOT of bush beans.....don't know the poundage.

I know that may not sound like much, but for first time gardeners and planting from seed that is a huge bounty! My friend, Natalie, and I have spent a lot of time babying this garden and it truly has been one of the most fulfilling experiences in my life so far. I also have to give props to Phil and Marty (the maintainence genius at camp)- they are the muscle behind the garden!

My oldest and I went down there today and just picked a bunch of vegetables.....and then, ate them right there! Without washing them. She is really into checking on what's growing and then sitting in the stroller while I pick everything. It has been the coolest thing to do as a family. Even if you have to start small or in pots, I encourage you to try!

The squash and very small cantaloupe and watermelon in the way back- our fingers are crossed.

Our peppers are looking great and strong! Excited to see what colors they turn.

Our bush beans' leaves are being destroyed by something- a worm maybe? We are still getting a lot but not sure what to do. Our zucchini and cucumbers are in the background here.

Coming soon to a kitchen near you.....cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, melons (maybe), jalapenos, more beans and squash galore!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Photo shoot. In camo.

The great Leslie Sloan did a little impromptu photo shoot for us the other night.
The lighting was perfect and the girls were cooperative- perfect combo.
We also happen to be wearing camo to celebrate our friend, Ben Johnson, leaving Asheville.
And we kinda like it.....
Silly bands!
Cute legs.

You'll probably be seeing these pictures around Christmas time.....

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Beach Time!

We went to the Edisto Beach a couple of weeks ago. Phil was able to come for a couple of days- even in the middle of the summer. It was such a fun time to be with grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, etc. We ate and played and hung out and explored and biked. Here are some pics from the week!
the 4th

Our fam
Our trip to the Serpentarium! It was so fun but pretty gross.....and now, Piper likes to warn me about all of the poisonous snakes we might see in the woods. Great.