After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

In Our Garden

The tomatoes are FINALLY coming and there.  I've resigned to the fact that we'll not get enough at once to can, but probably have too many cherry tomatoes for ourselves alone.  What to do?  Time to make neighbor baskets I guess.  I was really hoping to can tomatoes this year.
Next year.

If you came to visit, you might have to step around the tomatoes taking over the front step railing.

Carrots are coming.

Our "Watermelon" turned orange.
This was growing before we bought pumpkin seeds so I have NO clue how this came to volunteer in our garden.

The volunteer sunflowers are going to seed, supplying the birds with a treat, and a few more volunteers for us I hope.

And these beauties are possibly the neatest thing to watch grow.  No wonder they're called eggplants.  It certainly does look like the plant is painfully and slowly laying an egg.
I love it.
The corn is done, and we won't be planting it again.  :(  We just don't have the room for it to be worth while, which makes me sad because my kids like corn.  The more we've gotten into this urban homesteading, the more grossed out we get when we buy produce in the store full of chemicals and pesticides.  We can't afford to buy organic, which is why we'd like to grow as much as possible.

Speaking of organic, would you care for some organic weeds?  Our bunny girls LOVE them.  I don't know why I didn't think to feed them these sooner.  I'm just a beginner urban homesteader.  :)  I've been picking them bucket loads each day as I work in the garden, and they devour them.  I'd rather turn good organic weeds into good organic bunny fertilizer than just throw it in our green waste.  These cyclical things make me very happy.


  1. Your garden looks fantastic! We don't grow corn for the same reason...I'm oh so envious of your luck here, not sure what happened, it flowered and that was it...oh well, we will try again I guess.

  2. Jenny, it's all so beautiful! You are an inspiration, with your edible yard!
    I have also found that with corn- unless you have a huge amount growing it just isn't worth it. The raccoons always get ours anyhow. :(
    As for cherry tomatoes we've found that one plant is more than enough for our family- they produce a lot! Well also we prefer bigger tomatoes.