Thursday, March 24, 2011


 Last summer our then two year old blueberry bushes gave us over 2 pounds of measured berries (there were many that never made it to the scales, as they went straight into the mouths of Antonio and Julia Belén). It was a joy to have the bushes in our yard.

The kids really got excited about going out and checking the bushes, and watching the progress of the berries, watching as the grew in size, and turned from green to a nice dark rich blue. Once the berries were ready, we had a few weeks where the kids would constantly take little breaks from playing and you would find them elbow deep into the bushes picking juicy snacks.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Natural Sugar Snap Pea Supports

First, I apologize for the lack of posts. We have been very busy lately with the birth of our third child, but I intend to get into the habit of posting more. This past weekend we started our working on our spring garden. Antonio and Julia Belén helped me put together the supports for the sugar snap peas we had soaking from overnight. We used the trimmings from our hydrangea bush that I had purposely kept for this very reason. I like the natural look the exhibit, as well, can't beat the fact that they are free. After we put the branches into the raised bed, and I tied off the tops, the kids sowed the peas for me, the plants may end up coming up in clumps, as Julia Belén didn't quite understand the concept of the spacing, but she at least kept the peas in their correct squares in the raised bed.