Friday, May 27, 2011

Catching Up Post Part 2

Today is LCA graduation - I can't believe it's here. Our dear friends are graduating high school and in a few short months will be off to college. This morning I had my senior Bible study girls over for breakfast. We had chocolate chip pancakes, sausage and strawberries - some of them fresh from my garden - which I will give a little update on below! I got out our fancy china and cloth napkins and napkin rings, all the stuff we got as wedding gifts and don't use nearly enough, and we had a sweet little breakfast together. I gave them their gifts - stationary, so they can write me while they're away at college and journals, so they can write all about the awesome things God is teaching them and doing in their lives. I'm going to miss these girls so much. But at least we still have the summer!

Onto the garden updates. Over the past few weeks my peonies have already bloomed and died. I wish they stuck around longer. But here are a few pictures of one of the things in my yard that makes me really happy.

Ok, that's probably enough flower pictures. I've also got the vegetable garden planted. Last month(ish) I bought a bunch of humus, manure, and dirt and added it to my vegetable garden to add some nutrients to the soil. My mom sent me some blueberry plants {I killed all of mine last year, so we're going to give them one more shot} and I planted those as well. I have an oregano plant and some strawberry plants that come back every year and are looking good. We are eating fresh strawberries every day, which are my absolute favorite. Also, a while back I planted some sugar snap peas and spinach seeds, so those are starting to come in as well. I added to the garden cilantro and basil - the two key ingredients for great pesto, an eggplant, cucumbers, bell peppers, a jalapeno and some tomatoes. The only thing I couldn't find that I would still like to plant were zucchinis. 

I need to go pack - after graduation tonight we are heading up to a young life camp in Michigan to spend the weekend hanging out and having fun. While I'm not looking forward to the 8 hour drive overnight, I am looking forward to the rest of the weekend. Hope everyone enjoys their long weekend!

1 comment:

Kari said...

You're rocking out your garden! Your peonies were beautiful! I hope to have me some good ol' peonies someday soon!