I'm an ever evolving mom.
I have four adult children, one kid in high school in a brick and mortar school, and one junior high aged son who still homeschools with me.
I have homeschooled for over a decade with all of the children for most of their schooling years.
I love photography, learning & reading, gardening, & animal husbandry.
I try to live by the addage of "Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some." Like Robert Fulghum suggests in "All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten".
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Okay. I'm ready to talk about it. :) My garden didn't do so well this year. If you remember, this is what I planted:
4 Early Girl Tomatoes 4 "Cupid" Cherry Tomatoes 4 bell pepper plants 4 cucumber plants (must. have. more!) 4 Sugar Pie Pumpkins 1 Lumina Pumpkin 1 lemon grass plant 2 garlic plants - to harvest, divide, and replant in the fall 2 onions from one rotten onion that had sprouted in my kitchen :) 1 parsley plant 1 zucchini plant 1 yellow summer squash plant
Let's start at the top: Early Girl Tomatoes: The chickens got all but a couple.
Cupid cherry tomatoes: Yummy! They did excellent!
Bell pepper plants: Nope. Maybe one, but it wasn't any good.
Cucumber plants: Wait! There were cucumbers? Well, I guess that answers that, eh?
Sugar pie pumpkins: I got 3 tiny ones and forgot to harvest them before they froze.
Lumina pumpkin: Not so much as a tiny pumpkin.
Lemon grass: Didn't do as well as a couple of years ago, but it survived. I dug it up and brought it inside for the winter.
Garlic plants: I lost them! I have no idea what happened to them! Perhaps the vole ate it?!
Onions: Got quite a few, but I haven't eaten any yet to see if they were any good.
Parsley plant: It grew BEAUTIFULLY! I cut the plant in half and brought half inside for the winter and left half outside to see if it will come back in the Spring.
Zucchini plant: D-u-d. I think I got one. What the heck? Other people said theirs didn't grow well either.
Summer squash (yellow): I got quite a few; nothing like the zucchini used to do, but got about 8 squash off of it.
The apricot tree produced like cRaZy! But they ripened so slowly that the bees & earwigs spoiled them all (all but 1 ice cream bucket full) before I got to them (and even then I found green ones!???).
Nothing put up. Everything used up as it came on. It was a very strange year.