Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Fresh tomatoes yum


My mom and dad had the best garden. At the time I didn't really think that it was the best because it was huge and someone had to weed it and plant it and pick it. I personally gathered thousands of rocks out of that garden. As a kid I just wanted to eat junk food what ever was prepackaged and not healthy sounded good to me. The only meals we ever ate consisted of some kind of veggie out of the garden with salt and pepper with a little butter. Cucumbers, tomatoes, squash, carrots, potatoes, radishes, the list goes on and on, adorned every plate. "Kids this is fresh out of the garden" was common phase at our house. We ate very healthy. I didn't really appreciated as much as I should have. Now as an adult I would do anything for that, I crave it and nothing is the same as a tomatoes out of the garden with just a little salt.
So I thought that I should plant a garden this year now that planting season is here. After hours and hours pulling weeds removing grass and shoveling manewer from the neighbors barn as well as bringing in dirt, We are getting closer to a spot to plant. This is my sad little garden that I have spent hours and hours working on. Yes that is sheet rock. I was told Gypsum really does the job in breaking clay down, since that is mostly what I have in my back yard. So I went to the local construction zone ask the non English speaking worker if I could have some sheet rock to put in my garden. I know I still have much more to do but we are getting closer. Mom Help

14 comments:

Cristi said...

I love to garden and I love to have fresh veggies to eat! Looks like fun (and a little work too).

danielle said...

OOH that looks great Julie! I am so jealous of your garden. I can't wait to have an actual yard (or weather warm enough to plant things for that matter). Can't wait to see how it all grows.

Becca said...

All the hard work will be worth it in the end! Right? :)

danielle said...

oh that's ok if they don't do that exact thing...I would still love to know who they are.

Heather said...

There is nothing better than fresh veggies from the garden. I am so jealous. It saves so much money too! Keep it up, it will be so worth it in the end!!

Heather Menlove said...

what a hard worker you are! i am very jealsous i want a garden. think how grateful your kids will be to you when they're older.

Anonymous said...

Oh my lanta! I love this! Not kidding....all we ate at home was a bunch of swiss chard with butter and lemon juice and salt. YUM! I love all that kind of stuff, and I think because we ate it so much it helped us become veggie lovers unlike very many people Us Hobbs' aren't very picky. But I remember mom would put the spinach or cabbage or whatever it was in the fridge and we'd have to much of it that it would just sit in the fridge and rot for years haha! No wasting! That's our motto...haha on man! I love you, and your garden is coming along just lovely! I miss you big sis!

me said...

We had the same kind of garden growing up, it was HUGE, and us kids had to do lots of work in it. we always heard that our food at the table was home made.

You asked about our Matthew's name.
We really had no warning before hand to even think of names. We made a list of possibilities a few days after he was born and decided we like Matthew. It's not after anyone really, we know a few other Matt's too so they all thought it was neat. Just a good normal name.

randi said...

I love fresh veggies too! It will be fun for jakes to watch the stuff grow. Oh by the way, where are some pictures of the little guys?

brandonandglendafamily said...

please12
I don't know about the drywall for tomato grown' in ohio it was suffa that you needed no gypsin..

Stefnee said...

Julie,

Hi it is Steph I think of your family all the time. I was going to call you and get an update on how things are going but I lost the paper with your phone numbers on it. I just happened to recall in my memory bank your blog address. I hope that this finds you all well and happy. I suck with the whole blog thing. But anyway I wanted to of say hi and your family is darling. We miss you guys. My phone is (208) 528-7837. Call me anytime and if you get a chance email me your phone #'s again. We are getting ready to plant a garden as soon as it is warm enough. Best of luck on your growing. Luvs, The Bales Family

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The Hughes' said...

I love it! I love your blog. Your kids are so, so CUTE! I can't get over it. Sounds like you guys are having a great time. Good luck with your garden!

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