Green Updates: I Live in a Jungle. Well, Almost

Friends, I am ashamed to tell you that I have not kept up with my weeding.

Today I ripped what could be called trees out of my garden beds.

No, I am not lazy.  It’s just been an eventful summer, and I honestly haven’t had much time to spend in the dirt.

Fortunately, with the ample rain we’ve had in the last few months, I have several large tomato plants and two generous basil shrubs.

Because let’s face it:  what else do I need to eat?

I can make tomato sauce.

I can make pesto sauce.

With the addition of pasta and cheese, I could probably live on those two plants alone for weeks.

Well, and maybe some garlic.  😉

These last few years have been tough in the garden.  I have either been pregnant or have a small baby, and that just makes it hard to spend long amounts of time outside.  Clara is able to sit by herself now and has been for a couple of months.  At first she could sit with some toys on a blanket in the shade, but now she is super mobile.  I worry she may find some tasty stinkbug and try to eat it.  So I really can’t take my eyes off her outside.

Madeline, on the other hand, loves “pulling grass” (pulling weeds).  She is my big helper.

Friends, it isn’t even September, and I am already looking forward to next year’s garden.  I am so hoping that Clara becomes as enthusiastic as Madeline.  I look forward to the ability to spend a few hours in the garden while the girls play together in the backyard.

And, for heaven’s sake, I look forward to my own zucchini.

Lest the squash bugs kill next year’s crop as well.

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