Saturday Fun



I had a great time today.  I think Juice had a perfectly miserable time at first, but all of my day was great.

I left Juice with the kids and went for a drive.  In the country.  So pretty!  I also visited a farm to look at their seedlings for my garden.  I got PURPLE peppers.  Right now it’s just a little plant plug, but I can’t wait to see what they grow into!

The farm was beautiful.  And if I do a garden next year, I’m buying all my plants from this farm dude.  He was fun to talk to.

In the country.

Then I did our weekly grocery shopping. Alone. Awww! I got to browse around for better deals, and marvel at something like this.

For sale at the market.

What IS that? Whatever it is, you can eat it. Anyone want to try?

I came home from my explorations to find Juice unhappy and stressed at the kids. He said the only reason we have children after today was nap time.

So after that blessed nap, we decided to take everyone on a bike ride to our garden.

My garden.

Isn’t it pretty? I like the rocks lining my beds. On the right, we have carrots (the big dirt patch top right), peas (which are dying, not sure why), and beans. Tomatoes, tomatillos, pumpkins, and the kid area of the garden (the patch of dirt they can dig in) that you can’t see.

On the left, corn and cucumbers on the top, the herb bed with cilantro (hopefully), basil, and parsley. Then comes peppers, lettuce, a spot for spinach which I think I’m going to skip this year, squash and radishes.

My goal, to be able to make this dressing from what I grow in the garden. If I can do that once, I’ll be happy. Of course, it would be nice to have peas and cucumbers too, but we’ll see.

Family bike ride to the garden.


Of course, since we rode our bikes to the garden, we had to ride home. I never knew I lived in such a HILLY area. Man, pulling the boys in their trailer is HARD. And Butterfly has a trail-a-bike which is like having a 70 pound waggly tail behind you. You better have some good balance or she’ll just tip you right over.



6 Comments (+add yours!)

  1. CarolW
    May 29, 2011 @ 07:12:11

    Your family looks really happy and content…even after a hilly ride!
    Good luck with the garden – after this morning’s efforts cutting back bushes and dislodging a large pigeon nest I need a lie down. Must be my age.
    As for that hairy thing – are you sure you can eat it? I wouldn’t know where to begin.
    Have a wonderful day.


    • Safire
      Jun 02, 2011 @ 16:33:26

      This was before the ride started. And really, they are happy because they are pulled behind us in a trailer. No effort put out on their part, but a ton on ours! Nice to see you stop by!


  2. Dad
    May 30, 2011 @ 13:52:10

    Glad you had a wonderful day! Your kids are NOT that bad, though. Looking forward to seeing you in August.



    • Safire
      Jun 02, 2011 @ 16:32:21

      No, they aren’t. They are just demanding. And Juice was trying to do something else and got frustrated.


  3. Valinda
    May 31, 2011 @ 21:28:14

    Cilantro will instantly go to seed if it gets too hot … and too hot is like … not hot at all?

    We tried to grow cilantro and it wouldn’t work then we found out Vegas is just too hot. :( The rest of your garden looks great, I just thought it would be unfair to keep my sad cilantro story to myself.


    • Safire
      Jun 02, 2011 @ 16:31:50

      RATS! This would be why it bolted during our 100 degree plus heat wave. Huh. Thanks! (Giving up on growing it.) It costs all of 50 cents at the ethnic store…I’ll go there instead.


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