Tag: Garden

Posted in Gardening Just Being Family Summer-time FUN

Summertime Activities for Kids… Gardening

I have several friends who are always asking me, “Kris, what do you do with your kids in the summer time. You have so many, how do you keep them entertained?? ” First off, if the Sun is out… then the TV is OFF!This is something that I implemented years ago. I don’ t want my children to turn into…

Posted in Just Being Family landscaping & gardening

How does your garden grow?

We have had monsoon weather the last few days with a ton of rain and cooler weather… My garden is SPROUTING! We planted garlic, onions (green, red and yellow) zucchini, round zucchini, butternut squash, radishes, carrots, peas, string beans,  tomatoes, bell peppers, and jalapenos.  I can’t wait to really start eating out of the garden! We also have a full…

Posted in Just Being Family landscaping & gardening

Stage 1 Landscaping…DONE

Lar and I finally finished our stage 1 of landscaping. This is what I was hoping to accomplish this year (and what we budgeted for) Boysenberries, raspberries and grapes planted on the trellis, between are strawberries, mint and lavender.  We have planted 5 trees – 2 silver maple in the top patio area, 2 chokecherries down the steps to the…

Posted in Just Being Family landscaping & gardening

Revisiting Garlic

If you have been following our blog for a while, you know how important it is for us to have a garden. We love fresh produce and it helps off-set the cost in the summer, not to mention that we eat every night during the summer months with at least one thing from our garden on our table. This last…

Posted in In my kitchen

Lions and Tigers and GARLIC, OH MY!

The kids are I are taking our next step in growing a fantastic garden… GARLIC! We found an AWESOME ebay seller: And he lives in Camp Verde… just a HOP SKIP and a JUMP from us… If you want to plant your own garlic… You plant in the fall for a late spring harvest. His link on ebay is: http://shop.ebay.com/56_two_ten/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25