We just arrived home from our trip to the state capital to show our heifer, Izzie. On a quick side note, she did great. We brought home some purple ribbons for her winning division II champion on Saturday afternoon.
|What are we going to do with all of this????|
|We have tomato plants that are producing tomatoes of every shape,|
size and color.
Here are some mini yellow pears, red cherry tomatoes,
black cherry tomatoes, & orange cherry tomatoes.
We are so blessed to have such fertile soil on our farm. Our plants are doing so well. I like to think that Chris's great-grandma Mary Happ would be proud of our garden. Its been said that she grew just about everything, including grapes, and had an orchard full of fruit trees that extended beyond our house to west, an area that is now part of our corn field.
I might even take up canning, after Chris's Grandpa Bill strongly suggested I do so after looking at the size of our garden. I've always had a fondness for the "lost arts" of the American farm wife. It seems as though canning may become just another thing of the past after our parents generation moves on.
I am so lucky to have a husband who was willing and able to help me make and tend to our very first garden. I read a quote somewhere that, I feel, really holds true:
"The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses" ~ Hanna Rion
Here's to many years of produce to come :)