Saturday, June 2, 2012




I am so excited about the berries in the yard.  They are all starting to pop into some yum, yum, yummy berry goodness.  The raspberries have been here now for 3 years.  I brought some wonderful little transplants from my moms house.  We just planted the Blackberries and 3 different types of Blueberries this year.  The new ones don't have much but I am excited about every last one.  

Fuji Apple

We also added a Red Delicious, Fuji apple and two Pear trees, a Bartlett and and Keifer.  The Fuji is a Dwarf that was already about 6 feet tall and we got it for a steal.  It was on sale at Home Depot for only $14.98.  Already they consider this the end of the season, that's okay, I'll take it.
Growing our own food can be work but we are trying to add things to the yard that we will have around for years to come.  I love the idea of walking out in my yard and grabbing a piece of the fruit.  And with 4 kids and the price of food, it is a great investment in our health as well as our financial future.


Friday, June 1, 2012

So just a quick hello to the world.  Today my son was a Leaf Cutting Ant in the Rain Forest.  He is in the top pic in the center and my daughter started her first real job.  She has done all of the girly things over the years like babysitting but this is the real deal with paychecks and everything.  The funniest part was when she found out that what you get paid an hour is not what you take home.  The look on her face was priceless.
Well the thunderstorms are starting so I better hit publish and get off the web for now!