Awh...the garden. A place that's quiet. Calm. Peaceful.
A spot where I can indulge in my childhood days of getting dirty and not having a care in the world.
Oh wait, that's my girls I'm looking at...
When we built our garden and finally got everything planted, it was an exciting moment. It was a place where we could all let loose and have fun! We were learning and living for sure!
We've a spirit filled garden. Tomato plants taking over one another growing to the heavens and back.
Cucumber plants that twist and turn down every road imaginable...making their own plans.
The carrots are a slow vegetable to grow but they look oh-so-pretty in the process. Lush and green. They're starting to hang over the sides and sweep against your legs when you walk by...as if they're saying, "no worries...we're still here."
They look all so pretty at first, but look again and you'll see the ugliness of them all. Poor things! This is due to extremely hot weather and extremely thirsty plants. Eventually, the plants soaked up too much water which led to splitting and rot.
So here I am today, starting the uproot process of 3-4 of our tomato plants. It's a sad day for sure.
Hopefully next season will be more bountiful and covered by more admirable weather.
On a lighter note, the girls have become more curious about their outdoor surroundings.