How Does Your Garden Grow?

How Does Your Garden Grow?

The past several months of j’s hard work is beginning to flourish. The tomatoes are tall, very tall; the squash and zuccini he purchased as seeds from Baker Creek have been delicious, even if they are a bit strange to look at! c has had the greatest fun picking black berries and we’ve already had two cobblers from his diligent work.      

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It is a Worm Poop Kinda Day

It is a Worm Poop Kinda Day

Here in our little neck of the woods worm poop has been a hot topic. And it needs to be if we’re gonna turn this red clay soil into something that will be a thriving place for our summer food. Our stomachs are depending on it afterall! We’ve got some beautiful places popping up here and there in our yard. I got this library book out and while we didn’t use any of the garden ideas in it, it sparked some creativity in j’s garden planning. If you have some space and some children you want to introduce to gardening, this book may be a nice addition to your library. What are those poky green stalks you ask? Oh, that is is our brocolli. Before the squirrells got ahold of it. Who knew. I guess we need to plant some oak trees while we are at...

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We’ve Got Snow!!!

We woke up to a beautiful winter wonderland yesterday! I heard reports of snow from the weather man but didn’t put any stock into what he said…and then was shocked to see a good solid 8-10 inches! It is certainly the most snow I have seen in seven and a half years here in the Upstate of South Carolina. I have loved looking out the window and seeing the snow covered trees for the last two days. ┬áThe birds have been swarming our feeder and I’ve refilled it twice this week! We see cardinals, chick-a-dees in abundance, titmouse, and gold finches most often. There are several brown birds that stay on the ground below the feeder that I haven’t identified yet. The boys, notice I say, “the boys” have been outdoors sledding with the...

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Birthday Photo Shoot

For my birthday, my amazing husband took some photos of us in our woods. Isn’t he a great photographer? Actually c took the ones of j and me. Maybe we have a budding photographer on our hands? Enjoy.

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The Syphon Project

Here’s a little video J did with his friend. Yes, we might like coffee a little much… nah. Enjoy. The Syphon Project from Jacob Forrest on Vimeo. A close-up look into the process of the coffee syphon. @sprobro @j4studios @coffeecrema 5D MkII Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro

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Thoughts on the Kiddos

We have wrapped up a year and a half since e and little h joined our family! They truely bring much to our little family, lots of joys and smiles. Little h has the biggest smile and tends to be a happy toddler. She is now speaking very well (for a toddler!) and tries to interact verbally as much as she can. We’ve been working on things like puzzles, which she loves and coloring. Little h seems to enjoy singing and music like her older brother, e. She is not as interested in outdoor activities unless it involves her sandbox! E has the most handsome smile and it lights up his whole face. His eyes brighten up so much when he is laughing and smiling. I think we still have some communication issues with things we tend to take for granted him knowing. When he came...

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