Clinging to Spring

Thursday, April 28, 2011
My fellow desert dwellers totally know what I'm talking about when I say that I'm clinging to spring. In just a few short weeks, it will be scorching and barely inhabitable (maybe I'm being a bit dramatic) here so we are spending all of our waking hours outdoors. While hanging outside with the boys yesterday, I took some pictures to give you all an update on our garden.


Isn't she gorgeous!? We have an abundance of goodies crammed into there including several different varieties of lettuce, spinach, herbs, strawberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, and I'm sure a ton of other stuff that I'm leaving out. For full disclosure, I'm not responsible for any of this organic goodness - credit goes to my mom and my husband. I'm a lousy gardener which is why I tend to the chickens.


Each night before dinner, we go outside and pick whatever we'd like to make a fresh salad. So amazingly delicious. Since we are obviously running out of room, we're going to add another raised bed in the next few weeks.


In addition to the veggies and fruits in the garden, our apple, peach, plum, and almond trees are just about ripe for the picking. My Sodapop can't get enough of the apples. She picks them right off and helps herself.


And I had to share this cute little hummer. It's not the best picture but we have a ton of these guys in our yard every spring and they are freakishly friendly. They love to hover around and check out what we are doing.


I tried to get the boys to pretend that they were "working" in the garden so I could snap a shot of them but even jelly bean bribery didn't work this time. They decided they'd rather stab each other with their new swords. Actually it's just one sword - Oliver is using the sheath but he doesn't know it ;)


10 comments:

amanda b. said...

how sweet is your sodapop! my golden, max, is pretty fond of apples, too. i have total garden envy right now. sigh...

Grace said...

You have a golden too? They are the sweetest!

amanda b. said...

sure do! he's five, and alll puppy. hudson is crazy about him! the sweetest breed anyone could ask for.

Grace said...

That's so funny. Our girl is 7 and I swear she hasn't grown out of the puppy stage either.

amanda b. said...

that sounds about right, hehe. goldens are known for their high-spirited personalities :)

Lindsey said...

Sadly, here in Oregon we have to wait till it warms up a bit to start our garden. Otherwise it will most likely freeze at night! But I am hoping around mothers day I will get my garden going :)
I love hummingbirds. They are gorgeous gorgeous creatures!
Enjoy your Friday :)

Mia said...

I have to start off by saying your new headshot picture is STUNNING!! It's so Anthro and so totally you! <3
The boys and the sheath/sword is hilarious! With a little imagination..anything can be turned into a sword!! And Sodapop is the cutest dog ever, love that lip smackin' tongue!

ninalismomtographers365project said...

total garden envy! Love all the pics Grace =) Was crackin' up at Soda Pop...

sara said...

I am sooo jealous of your garden. I would no doubt kill one instantly, but would love to have fresh produce right outside my door. If you have extra you know where to send it :)

Grace said...

Lindsey, we have to plan a lot earlier out here because of our zone. While your plants are enjoying summer, ours will be dry and thirsty.

Sara, I'd send you lettuce any day!

Thanks Mia and Ninali. It is such an awesome garden but like I said, I am not responsible for any bit of it (except maybe the chicken poop fertilizer ;)

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