Trouble in Paradise

Things are growing down there.

If you know me, you know I’m not the best at vegetable gardening.

Until this year!! Every thing we’ve planted has thrived.

Maybe it’s because we took our time and really amended the soil this year. Thank you horses and chickens for all your wonderful soil amending supplies.

Maybe it’s the garden location. I was a little worried it might be getting too much shade, but Billy said from the beginning that he thought it would be an advantage that the plants weren’t getting beaten by the hot Georgia sun all day long. Apparently he was right, other than the second row of pole beans being hidden from the sun by the first row of pole beans, every one in the garden is happy.

These are our favorites. Those tiny grape tomatoes pack the biggest tomato punch, Billy really loves to grab a handful to eat while he’s in the garden.

I’m getting enough tomatoes to work on a homemade ketchup. If it tastes good I’ll share the recipe with you.

The carrots are starting to grow. I had to pull some of them because they were getting crowded, plus I can’t resist pulling a few now and then to see what’s going on under-ground.

We do have a few unwanted guest at our garden party.

“When you pierce the skin of a piece of fruityou‘ve bought the whole fruit.”

What show is that from???

I haven’t been able to find the tomato leaf muncher. At least he only likes the leaves and not the tomatoes.

We’ve resisted the urge to spray the plants with pesticides or add anything other than manure as fertilizer.

Who knew being green would be so easy?

And it’s wonderful to be able to pick and eat.

All in all, it really is my idea of paradise.

By the way, I can’t take any credit for the flowers.  They’re Little Bit’s grown from seed and tended daily by her.

see ya tomorrow!

the wanna be country girl – Caroline

 

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5 Responses to Trouble in Paradise

  1. Jill Hafeli says:

    Hi, Caroline

    Lindsay Rambo is a good friend of mine and she shared your blog with me. I love it! I am also impressed with your photos! Do you mind telling me what kind of camera you use? I am in the market for a new camera and am not sure where to start.

    Thanks!
    Jill Hafeli

    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    Hi Jill,
    I use a Sony a33. I love it! I researched all the different camera makes, and I always thought I would get a Nikon, but the Sony changed my mind. The Sony a33 has many of the features that the Nikon that costs several thousand more than the Sony. Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any questions.
    Caroline

  2. Debbie says:

    Beautiful! A garden is so rewarding.

  3. Aaron says:

    It’s from Seinfeld. When Kramer was writing IOUs for the things he took from Jerry’s fridge. Ahh, Seinfeld.

    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    Yeah!! you got it! I miss Seinfeld.

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