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June 26, 2013

Twelve...

Hannah is 12 years old today...she invited 4 friends stay the night last night, they spent the evening digging in the garden (Maddie got an amazing bunch of carrots, 6 of them intertwined), playing with the chickens and jumping on the trampoline, no movie...which I think is pretty great!  I'd rather children (and adults) play and interact, instead of be entertained by electronics.
We tilled up the garden adding compost (egg shells, vegetable peels, rinds, and the chicken manure from our coop) and planted the seeds right into the ground the first week of April.  In May, we started to harvest the lettuce.  It's been 12 weeks and we're really harvesting now.  I ♥ June, spring is beautiful, full of flowers, but what I love the most is summer the days are long, the sun is up for many hours and the flowers turn into fruit...or vegetables!

The girls helped shell the sweet peas.  The yellow squash is very tender, we ate them raw.  We also have purple carrots for the first time this year!  Anyone can garden. Look at her apartment garden!

9 comments:

elizabeth said...

congrads on having a 12 year old! what a wonderful party!!

I am so with you about electronics... though I seem to be at the computer a lot lately...

I always am so happy to see a post by you! love that apartment garden too!!

peacework projects said...

Looks like fun!!! My daughter turned 12 yesterday (my other daughter turned 9 the day before)! We do family parties. I'm not into the whole adult/kid separation either. Water slide party for us on Saturday. Too bad you don't live closer. . .

Melanie said...

Many Years!

DebD said...

sounds like such a wonderful time. We have a newly minted 12yr old at our house too. His b-day was over the weekend.

Anna@stuffedveggies said...

Happy Birthday to Hannah!

Apseed I said...

Happy birthday to Hannah!!!!
And your garden harvest looks amazing! Especially that carrot(s):)

GretchenJoanna said...

The girls-with-peas pictures are PERFECTLY Springtime! So sweet - and I bet the peas are sweet too!

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Jeannette said...

a lovely post ( as usual ) ...happy July..may Independence survive!