PJ's Blog

Thoughts from one busy mom to another.

Harvesting potatoes from the garden

garden Jul 05, 2021

It's a little early to harvest potatoes - but one plant presents us with a surprise early harvest!

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Landon Learning to Work in the Garden

garden Jul 03, 2021

Landon is learning the rules of working in Nonna's garden.

And he's not always happy about them!

Find out which rule he most wants to break.

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Eating Strawberries from the Garden

garden Jul 01, 2021

Teaching the next generation has already begun!

And Landon is a very willing student when it comes to eating strawberries out of the garden. But...

He has a long way to go when it comes to learning his colors. LOL

Fortunately, we had an incredible crop of strawberries this year. This video was taken on May 31st, and we've never before harvested as many berries as we did this year.

Not only did everyone eat as many as they could, but we also shared some with friends and froze (best guess)...

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THIS is (one of) my Favorite Parts of Gardening

garden Jun 29, 2021

Gardening takes soooo much time and effort!  

So why do I do it?

I have lots and lots of reasons...

  1. Better tasting food
  2. Food full of nutrients
  3. No chemicals in our food
  4. Focus on fruits and vegetables
  5. Stress relief
  6. Exercise
  7. Gives me time to think and pray
  8. Better for environment
  9. Sustainable
  10. Frugal
  11. Preparedness

And then there is the reason I discuss in today's video!!

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Thoughts from the Garden

garden Jun 28, 2021

I have a very large garden and I spend a LOT of my time in the garden. 

It's never mostly not a chore, but instead, a time that I look forward to. Gardening relaxes me and gives me a chance to think and pray and plan.

We've been constructing new garden beds and filling them with soil. And because all of the soil has been turned over, all the weed seeds have been exposed and the new beds are full of weeds.

After spending a few hours weeding, I sat down for a break and just thought about...

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Raspberries in the Garden

garden Jun 24, 2021

We've lived at our farm for about 8 years. And every year, I save up some money so that I can expand and improve on our gardens.

This year, our garden has been getting a major addition.

During construction, we had to remove the raspberries from where they were and then "store" them while the new beds were built.

As a result, the raspberries have been transplanted twice.

Some of the raspberries have handled the transition well... and some haven't.  

Find out if we have been able to...

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