Thursday, August 15, 2013


 The girls love to garden!  They have been away with their Mimi for the past couple of days...I am so glad that they returned home today and one of the first things they wanted to do was go out and see the garden.  We picked our first ever peach today!  Laura picked enough tomatoes to make Pico!  We added a hot pepper to Daddy's Pico...he loved it!  Eli and Laura made some refrigerator dill pickles with our few cucumbers that we were able to grow.  Emma has beans running out her ears.  We have lots of broccoli too that needs blanched and frozen.  The garden is so generous!
First ever peach!

Eli being his normal silly self

I just love Zenias! Especially the pink ones!

Laura loves tomatoes!  She even eats them for breakfast!

We can't wait for this one to get ripe!


I made some peach cobbler from peaches
Abbie brought home for us!

And peach freezer jam!

Emma picking her beans!


  1. Thanks for popping into flutterby patch Katherine. I have a great grandpa named Eli (good name). Mine is a blog name taken from my Elizabeth name. I have a friend Beth and one named Liz so I have the the Eli bit. I'm really envious of those peaches you have. I can't imagine what it must be like to grow so many veggies and fruits. We can grow apples and beans here in the Lake District but little else due to cool waether and too much cloud,

  2. Thanks for your kind comment! I would love to visit the Lake District some day...maybe when we get all the kids through college. The part of PA we live in tends to be a bit cloudy and dreary compared to other areas of the US. So being from Nebraska where there is ample sunshine...I had to do a bit of adjusting to the cloudy days that prevail, now I love them and just turn on my twinkly lights and light candles to add cheer to the day. But we are blessed with enough sunshine to have a garden though. It is apple enjoy! Thanks for telling me about your name...I have an Abbie Elizabeth, Elizabeth is such a beautiful name! Take Care!