I was going to give a quick synopsis of the 2011 garden today. I “closed shop” last Saturday when I went out there and pulled up the second growing of green beans, loaded up the water hoses and untangled the tomato cages.
However, when I started looking at all the photos I took this spring/summer, I started to get emotional because this garden meant so much to me. In doing it, I got to spend time with some people I love. I got to learn more about gardening, which only proved to me that I know even less than I thought! I had the fun of harvesting the firsts – the first pepper, the first zucchini, the first beans, the first potatoes, the first (and only, as it turned out) corn.
I had the misery of working in heat over 100 degrees, fighting bugs, sweating, wearing painful blisters on my hands, getting a terrible sunburn, fighting with (and losing to) weeds, and dealing with corn-snatching critters.
I harvested lots of food to feed my family! I know that because of my work, we’ll have green beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, corn, dried cranberry beans, zucchini bread and canned peppers to last until next harvest.
I got to enjoy the most beautiful sunflowers I’ve ever seen!
I figured out how to turn my little car into a farm wagon!
I got my first pair of rubber work boots – in pink! (Thanks, Lisa!)
Enjoy this little stroll down memory lane. I’m looking forward to starting up again next April.