Monday, June 29, 2009

Summer Fun

I have been enjoying the summer weather now that it finally decided to show up. It has been a busy one for our family this year. That seems to be the story more than not these days.

Since we have been home schooling this past year our time line has not followed the traditional school year. We just began our summer break this week. Last year we took the month of September off to have our little one Sean. So we had to pay for it this year. Bummer I know, but the kids are excited to fianlly be finished.

Every year we have a big garden. This year it seemed to get even bigger that last years. It is a lot of work, but I really enjoy doing it. There is something thereputic to it for me. It is all in the ground, and I am looking forward to this fall when the big harvest will come in. (There is always extra so to anyone interested I would love to share.) Here are some pics of the first of June when we were getting it all fenced in and planted. Here is my Raspberry patch around June 1st.
And here it is this week with fresh buds on it. I can already taste the raspberry jam.
I also planted lots of tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli, peppers, green beans, squash, and lettuce.
Here is Felicity hoeing away. The kids really enjoy helping with it and watching things grow And finally my first ripening tomatoes of the year.
I will update more later on the other happenings in our exciting life this summer. This is by far only a portion of it. I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe 4th of July. Sommer:)