Gardening

2018 Garden Update II

The last time I posted about our garden was in June, so I’m due to give an update! Here’s what the garden looked like about two months ago.

Vegetable garden with fence and weed block

And here’s a look at it now.

Overgrown vegetable garden

As Jimmy and I suspected might happen, things got pretty busy for us this summer with our pregnancy and the garden definitely fell to the wayside. We’re totally okay with that and are still glad we planted this year!

We had quite a few deer and rabbits eat our crops, and we never found the time to put up fencing to keep them out. The deer and rabbits found our veggies so delicious that we never harvested a single green bean. Sad! The swiss chard suffered a lot as well, but thankfully the onions and peppers were untouched.

Mini bell peppers and onions from vegetable garden

The Zucchini, cucumbers, and tomatoes have been munched on quite a bit, but we’ve been able to harvest some! We’ve enjoyed roasted zucchini, cucumbers dipped in hummus, and tomatoes on top of salads.

We will likely keep harvesting vegetables in the next few weeks, but don’t expect to get much. Something is better than nothing, though πŸ™‚

Cherry tomatoes and mini red pepper from vegetable garden on white windowsill Large zucchini from vegetable garden

So, that’s where we’re at with the garden! We kind of slacked off this year, but for good reason! We’re enjoying whatever veggies crop up and still loving it πŸ™‚

Did you plant a garden this summer? How is it doing?

Advertisements

Currently: July 2018

Somehow another month has arrived. Welcome, July! Do you have any exciting plans for this month? We will be doing lots of preparing for our little gal by working on her room (we have it painted!), taking childbirth education classes, having a baby shower, and attending appointments.

Along with that, we also have work, birthday celebrations for loved ones, and all sorts of fun stuff. It’s going to be a good month!Β Here’s what’s currently going on in my life πŸ™‚

Current book I’m finishing up the book of Genesis and also reading What Falls from the Sky by Esther Emery. It’s a memoir type book about how the author went a year without the internet and found herself more connected with God. I’m finding it absolutely fascinating.

What Falls From the Sky by Ester Emery book

Current confession I totally want to go to the movie theater and see Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. I just love kids movies, and we partially named Mavis after the main character in that movie!

Current experiment I ordered our groceries online from Walmart. We’re picking them up today and I’m super curious to see how the experience goes.

Current baked good Blueberry muffin cookies. They taste like the top of a blueberry muffin (aka the best part!).

Blueberry muffin cookies

Current beauty product This moisturizer. I like that it can be used day, night, or as a mask. Pretty versatile!

Current obsession Home organization. I think I’m nesting, haha. I just bought this organizer and can’t believe the difference it has made in freeing up space in our closet.

Current excitement Jimmy told me to pick out a new kitchen faucet for our anniversary! Our old one was a little leaky, and he knew I had been dreaming of out one with a pull down sprayer. We ended up finding this one at a great price on Amazon and he installed it this week. I have a thoughtful, skilled husband!

Matte black kitchen faucet with pull down sprayer

Current procrastination Calling our vet to schedule Mavis’ spaying procedure. I know I need to just get it done because it reduces her risk of cancer later in life, I’m not ready for an “oops” litter of puppies, and don’t feel like going through the “in heat” experience again in six months, lol.

Current goal To catch up on blog reading. I feel like summer is such a busy time, but I just love knowing what’s going on in my blog friends lives. Hoping to get a jump on that this week!

Current blessing A great week of Vacation Bible School at our church. Hannah and I headed up the kitchen this year, which is always nerve-wracking because we’re feeding somewhere around 60 to 70 people each night. It takes a lot of preparation, but it’s always worth it and a lot of fun to serve in this way.

Vacation Bible School Cake and girls serving food

Current need This sign. It’s too funny and some days I feel like taking it seriously πŸ˜‰

Current app FreePrints. I am just loving this app! You can upload and print 4×6 photos for free and have them shipped to you. The only fee is for shipping. It makes scrapbooking a lot easier when I can upload and print photos right from my phone and get them in the mail a few days later.

Current food Swiss chard from our garden. It was the first thing we harvested this year!

Swiss Chard from vegetable garden in red strainer

Tell me something current in your life!