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Softball Rock Stars & Garden Glory

by FarmgirlGourmet

It’s been a while since I’ve posted – yes I know there’s a pattern here. Life has a way of getting in front of the things you enjoy doing, but don’t necessarily “have to” do. Like blogging, I suppose. My daughter, Jordan, plays softball and was asked to be on the All Star team for her age bracket. Then her team won the regional tournament for All Stars and she’s now moving on to the State Tourney this coming weekend. I’m so excited for her! She’s a real softball rock star! With the rock star life comes practice 3 nights a week mingled with swim team the other 2 weekdays and you have a recipe for McDonald’s or Taco Bell for dinner. Mmmm…..ack ack…Not so much! Those wonderful home cooked meals are few and far between these days but I can see them coming back…they are on the horizon and we are sliding into home base!

In my free time, insert laughter here, I work in my garden as much as I can. Right now you’d think someone slipped a mystery fertilizer into the water! My garden has gone gang-busters and I’m not quite sure what I did differently this time than last. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a complaint, but rather an observation! Everyday I try to make my way out there to see what’s newly ripened and to stand near the corn to see the progress in growth. So far we’ve been eating raspberries, blueberries and the occasional Sungold cherry tomato. On the horizon though, are Prescott Fond Blanc melons, Golden watermelons, 10 varieties of tomatoes, 5 varieties of peppers, purple potatoes and CORN….lots of white corn. Because of my late start this growing season, I didn’t have the imagination (or the time to start seed) like usual. That’s OK, each year is an adventure that I can’t wait to take in the garden. It’s definitely my saving grace from a long day of work, softball or swimming. The place that gives me the most inner peace and the joy of watching a tiny seedling turn into a plentiful garden that will feed me and my family through the summer is worth its weight in gold.

Happy Gardening!

1 comment

Katmom August 3, 2009 - 8:26 am

Show Off!!!! lol!
I am finally seeing some progress in my garden thanx to a good tip from a good gardener!

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