Today was a good day for growing things.  Lots of sun, with a few puffy clouds. It was hot, but if you watched closely you could actually see the corn getting taller. Just kidding, but sometimes it seems like that might be possible.

We have a vegetable garden right outside the barn where we work.  My mom has always planted a garden, for as long as I can remember.  I grew up loving those ripe red tomatoes, and they are still, hands down my favorite summer vegetable (or fruit?). If you have never tasted a homegrown tomato, picked right off the vine, sliced up on a plate with just a little salt – well you are missing out. There is nothing better.

This year we planted tomatoes, of course, and green beans, okra, sweet potatoes, zucchini, broccoli, red cabbage, lettuce, beets, and probably some other things that I’m forgetting. Let’s hope for a bountiful harvest starting here in a couple of weeks.


I have dreams of someday having a garden that looks something like this.

And, I might need a little shed like this one.

Have you ever wondered what Martha Stewart’s garden looks like?  Take a peek, it’s right here. Wow.

:: Carrie ::