Kjel LOVED going out with her little bucket to pick green beans for dinner.
We ate A LOT of green beans this summer. Oh, they were delicious. Roasted with garlic, or in a stir-fry. We all love green beans around here, so it was really wonderful. We liked eating them raw, too.
We loved the sweet peas while they lasted, but we must’ve done something wrong because they started dying very quickly in the season.
Gage’s cornstalks gave us a handful of ears of corn that we absolutely savored.
Will’s carrots are still in the ground. I plan on digging them up when I’m done convalescing. I love that word.
So we killed the pumpkins. Sad but true.
One day we found a red snake in the garden. Merit made her kissing face and DEMANDED, “Kiss it, nake.”
Will’s favorite chore was watering. One day I playfully sprayed him with the hose and never have I felt so ashamed! He looked at me like he was Julius Caesar and I was Brutus.
We all spent much time, cumulatively, going outside and just looking at the garden. Poking and prodding and pulling a few weeds, but mostly just looking at it, shaking our heads in wonder that stuff grew!
We considered for buying a new house this summer. We ultimately decided not to, but Gage at one point said, “Guys, if we move we can’t take the swing OR the garden OR the shed with us.” Sold.