Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Enjoying a summer at home

I am very proud to announce that the Morningstars are actually enjoying a summer at home! I know that this would not ordinarily prompt an announcement with fanfare, but we are coming to realize that just being home, enjoying our yard and gardens and patio, is quite the pleasure after two insane years of grad school.

I have to say that our strawberries, raspberries, and flower gardens have never looked better, and we're really enjoying having the time to weed and prune and then even to enjoy the fruits of our labors hanging out in the adirondacks in the yard! I'm already scheming about making jam again this year.

And we planted the veggie garden after two years of... um... letting the dirt rejuvenate itself. Here's a sweet photo of Ben inspecting the green beans - Ben and I go out every day to check on the seeds' progress, and he simply can't wait to grow green beans (his favorite) of his very own! So far, we've planted lettuce, tomatoes, broccoli, a few onions, parsley, sunflowers, zucchini, watermelon, and green beans and are looking forward to a bountiful summer harvest. Or, if not a bountiful harvest, at least a few happy days of getting our hands dirty and enjoying the back yard.

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