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

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Smoker

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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.

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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.

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Now you see me

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Now you don’t…

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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!

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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.

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Jamie created 7 very long rows in our backyard.

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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.

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

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

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So excited!

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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!

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