Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Garden's First Fruits

Early Spring 
Earlier this year I was inspired by my friend to plant a garden. She planted one, so why couldn’t I? Growing up I had always helped my mom with the garden and loved it. I would much rather be doing chores outside than inside. However, my mom has a natural green-thumb and I don;t think I inherited that natural ability. But, I was inspired! So I made a trip to Lowe’s grabbed some soil, plants and seeds. That evening I enjoyed some quality time outside in the dirt planting watermelon, cantaloupe, zucchini, squash, bell peppers and peppers.  

I also planted basil, mint, rosemary and cilantro, but the rosemary and cilantro never grew. Even though we have had triple digit temperature I think the garden is doing ok. Ben built a handy little fence and put shade cloth all the way around to give the plants a little rest from the sun. The heat killed off the two of the cantaloupe and a squash. But things started to grow!

"First Fruits"
Today I picked some of the “first fruits” from the garden. They are tiny (that is my hand) but they are here! In the morning I will see how they taste and maybe put them in an omelet.  Hopefully next year they will be bigger! But for the meantime, I will be thankful and proud of what we have. 

Saturday, July 28, 2012



Sleeping in the garden.

About a month before the wedding a black cat started coming around the house. At first he would just run right by me as I was walking towards the door. Then he would let me pet him and I caved by giving him some milk, and eventually into the house. The cat loved having a place to sleep and I loved having him around. After the wedding the cat was still around, and Ben told me we couldn't keep him or name him until I took him to the vet. I had an appointment for the next day. Part of the reason decided to keep him is because he is such a calm and lazy cat. However when I took hime to the vet his attitude completely turned into the worst cat in the world. He was howling and hissing at everyone. The vet said they can't do a full examine unless they sedate him because he was so angry. But the vet said he was healthy and weighed in at 15.2lbs.  He is big, but not overweight. We settled on the name Maxwell and it seems to be suiting him just fine. Max loves to come inside during the day to sleep and stays out all night while its cool. Maxwell also believes that us humans are unable to catch our own food, so we have had at least 5 birds brought to the house in the last two months. Now all of the birds in the neighborhood dislike him and some will dive bomb him. Even with his amazing hunting skills, most of the time we find Max in a deep sleep, flat on his back. My favorite part of the day has become the morning, sitting with a cup of coffee, my Bible and Max curled up in my lap.
This blanket is his favorite. 
Curled up on the couch

Many Posts

I have so many things to write about! I will try to write them in order :) Life has been great and eventful!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Update Needed! :)

Wow. It's been a while since I have been here. But as I have been thinking about what God has done in my life this last year, and the new adventures that are starting, I am tempted to write again. However, this blog is in need of a major renovation. Blessings!