Sunday, October 20, 2013


Before the first frost of the cold season came, we went out to the garden to do one last harvest. We took all that we could, ready or not. We were surprised to find how much was still left out there! We yielded cucumbers, green and red peppers, red and green tomatoes, raspberries, and the most exciting...giant sunflowers! These things were planted by the birds, grew 7 feet tall, and produced a flower that was 16 inches in diameter! The kids thought it was the coolest thing ever, which it kind of was!

Side note: This stud prefers his jammies. All day, every day.

It took us a few days, but we picked every last seed out of the biggest one, then soaked and roasted them.They'll be a tasty treat for Daddy's fish house this winter! We picked the seeds out of the second one as well, but we're saving those so we can plant them next year.

We had a good run with our garden this year. It provided the majority of Otto's baby food and many afternoon snacks for the kids. I will miss the days of going out and picking something fresh to add to our dinner and popping handfuls of fresh raspberries into our mouths. But the good thing is we get to do it all again next year!

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