Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A GREAT Aunt At The Ripe Old Age Of 29

Call me prejudice, but I think I have the cutest Great Niece ever. Sophia is 6 days old in this picture. She is a BIG baby at 8 lb. 12 oz.!

I just realized how few pictures I have taken this summer. Our garden is broken this year. All the starts I grew my Mom planted out in the main garden, and the quail and ground squirrels ate them off. So we replanted, but nothing has done well, and the weeds took over. I think my Mom has now given up on it. I'm thinking we need to let it rest next year with a cover crop, and then turn it into a permanent garden with weed block.
What do you do when your gardens broken? Go to a produce stand and load up the car. Well that's what we did anyways.
I have one raised bed in my little garden that I planted some Annas Noire tomatoes and Armenian cucumbers, and they are pretty much the only thing that's doing well. Even the wheat grass I planted for the guinea pigs won't grow. Maybe its the wrong time of year for wheat grass.

 This pretty butterfly has been visiting our front yard for a couple weeks. Not sure what it is, but it's not a Monarch. It continually flits around from flower to flower, and back again. Its a pretty sight to have out our window everyday.

Can you spot it in the bottom left corner.



Harry Flashman said...

That's a nice post, Kimberly.

You do have a nice looking little baby there. I'll bet her mom will be glad of a little help from Great Aunt Kim.

Don't worry about the garden not working out. The little test boxes I planted this year all washed away, and a lot of other people have been commenting on their blogs that gardening has not been the best this year. Maybe next year will be better.

An At Home Daughter said...

Hi Harry,
I hope next year will be a better gardening year, but I plan to keep things smaller. I'm so sick of weeds, I don't want to battle a LARGE garden full of them. Ugggg.