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Not a Garden but a Start

It’s been just too long since I’ve set aside a moment to post. This summer has been a whirlwind. Just this morning has been a whirlwind.

Belle is becoming increasingly independent, which is beautiful but intense when I’m used to my pace, my order. She likes to clip herself into her car seat, pour her own milk, close her bedroom door at night. Every attempt is a little better than the try before. It takes a little less time, is a little less messy, a little less disruptive, a little less.

TLD is joyful when teeth aren’t poking through his little gums. I watch them peek out, sometimes two or three at a time. It reminds me of when I was little and liked to stretch plastic wrap over my fingers to make skin-tight superhero mitts. I remember the pressure on my fingertip that would intensify till finally the wrap would tear around my nail. I would slide it down the finger, the hole growing around it till it stopped at the palm. I can imagine how painful the process is for him.

Babe’s been traveling this week for work which has left me alone with the independent preschooler and daredevil teething toddler. It’s left me little time for much more than a slapdash mow of the grass and a few waterings of the vegetables.

Yes, I finally planted the seedlings. I’d hardly call what I’ve made a garden though. I’ve been calling it “a start”.

We now have giant pumpkins, mini pumpkins, watermelon, jalapeño peppers, beefsteak tomatoes and a few herbs in the ground. No creatures have eaten them yet and they’re growing. I’m pleased with that.

Next year there will be more time to plan, to till or build some beds. But this is a good start.




Posted by on June 26, 2012 in Pictures


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Photo: Better Late Than Never, Right?


I’ve never started any plant from seed. 72 pellets full of here goes nothin’!


Posted by on May 14, 2012 in New Adventures!, Pictures


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Photo: Celebrating Mothers


Happy Mothers Day from The Tenderfoot Homestead.


Posted by on May 13, 2012 in Pictures


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Photo: Hi Puppy. Nice Puppy.

Hi Puppy. Nice Puppy.


Posted by on April 3, 2012 in Pictures


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Eye-popping mornings

Each morning, The Little Dude and I look out our window to see what is new. I know he is just having fun pointing to different things but right now it’s easy to think he’s following the same game rules I am. I’m noticing that every tree around the house blooms or has some sort of uniqueness.

The Tenderfoot could be a backdrop for Seurat. The branches of the trees that line the walk to the barn are wrapped in vibrant purple blossoms.

The forsythia and daffodils add jazzy yellow splashes.

Along one of the paver paths are gorgeous flowering bushes.  Although I worked one summer in a greenhouse several years ago I never learned plant names so I don’t know what this is but it’s my favorite of the day…

Every morning brings a new surprise.

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Posted by on March 29, 2012 in Pictures


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You’re in the country when…

You're in the country when...

A pork femur is the stuff I need out here? Really?


Posted by on March 21, 2012 in Pictures


Sunset after a Storm

Sunset after a Storm

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Posted by on March 19, 2012 in Pictures