Fresh Produce

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We have had such a great bounty of fresh produce from our garden lately.  The garden is slowly dying off but still producing!  I really didn’t think we would get so much out of it for our first year, but boy I was wrong. I am so proud of Jamie and all of his hard work. IMG_9721





Well, I was a good wife and picked up a Charcoal Grill/Smoker that was 100% free on the side of the road.  Jamie decided to take on the “Mount Everest” of smoking meats and wanted to do a Brisket as his first smoking meat.    IMG_0358IMG_0356IMG_0357After smoking it for over 10 hours, it was the best Brisket I have ever tasted!  He did it a Texas style and I made the butter beans and corn from our garden and twice baked potatoes.


Fresh Produce

IMG_8941 iphone3-001We have finally started to pick fresh produce out of our garden everyday.  It doesn’t get any better than this!  I ordered my canning gear a month ago so hopefully it will arrive this coming week.  I have too many green beans frozen in my freezer already.


Now you see me

Now you see me…IMG_8072

Now you don’t…


I have been wanting to camouflage our ugly AC Units and Jamie finally gave me the OK!  I wanted to barf every time I ate from the kitchen table and this was my view…

IMG_7813 I picked up 4 Lattice Utility Screens from Lowes and put it together while Jamie worked on a random Sunday.

IMG_8068IMG_8074LOVE IT!


Garden Time

Jamie has been so excited to start our own vegetable & fruit garden in our backyard.  We have over an acre and a very large backyard.


Jamie created 7 very long rows in our backyard.


We went to a local nursery and picked up some different seeds. We like it better than the packets because they will weight out the seeds and give you exactly what you want.

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We planted both already started young plants, as well as seeds.


We ended up planted over 16 different varieties of fruit and vegetables.


We fertilized around the plants without letting it touch the plant.


So excited!


Add Some Color

Spring is here and my garden is definitely NOT ready!IMG_7465The front is looking really drab.  The winter and too many frosty nights were not kind on our plants.  Time to add some color!

IMG_7481 IMG_7485I picked up some yellow Marigolds, Celosia and two pink Stargazer lilies.  I can’t wait to see everything bloom!