Saturday, July 2, 2011

our garden experience

has been SO positive. You can click HERE to see how it all began. The only plant we lost was strawberries :( But we've got squash, string beans, tomatoes, okra, and eggplant growing like crazy!!! We have mint and parsley herbs too! Something is ripe every day and I'm able to serve FRESH vegetables to my family! My hubby can eat a tomato like an apple...but that still totally grosses me out! I'd say our first time growing a garden has been successful! Last night I made homemade okra and tomatoes with simple! It felt great to use all ingredients from OUR garden! I'm so proud of my hubby and son, because they are the ones taking care of it each day and taking pride in it! I think it's also, in some way, teaching my son about responsibility. Every day he wakes up asking if it's time to feed the garden! Our next season we'll plant lettuce, zucchini and I want broccoli too! Any other veggies you think we need to grow?

How about you, do you have a garden?

Today's Workout: Holy cow, we're attempting a LONG run's 6:30, which means here in Texas it's already HOT and HUMID :( But I will stay positive and kick some running booty today!! I've got my new playlist and ready to go...
**Update: We did it! 5.4 miles in 59 minutes and that was even with my sore body from Jillian's 6 week 6 pack yesterday! My whole body hurts after mile 4, every time...but I will NOT give up! The new iTunes mix definitely helped but toward the end, there wasn't a song that could get me back in the zone, I was ready to be FINISHED.

oh and check out my new page at the top! I am going to journal my journey to the half marathon!! I took a picture, shared my running stats and I'm hoping they'll improve over the coming weeks!!!


Mommy Minded said...

Awesome! This is the first year that we didnt have one and I regret it a little... I do have herbs in the kitchen window that I use all the time and that has saved me a ton! But I miss our veggies.

Carly said...

I love that you have a garden. It's something I would like to try eventually. My parents did it for a number of years and I have fond memories of that.

EricaH said...

yes we have a small garden and since we started it I try and talk everyone i know into turning their backyard into a vegetable garden I would love to see pics of how your garden looks now. :)

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