I’ll admit it. I’ve been a bad blogger this month. Instead of stressing over deadlines, I’ve taken some time off to enjoy life with my family.
Because all so soon, I know life is going to get a lot more busy. Baby number 4’s kicking signals that he’s ready to exit the womb in the near future.
But life is good! The August life was especially kind this year as shown in our below pics.
More time for creativity, more time exploring and trying new projects, less time on-the-go.
These stunning gladiolus were spotted for sale at a stand in the country for $4 each. That price included the vase! See….I told you life was good!
Hope you enjoy =)
Roadside stand deals…..
How can you not laugh at a sign that reads “take all the squash you need for $1?” The new potatoes were $1.50 a quart and so delicious!
A pint of cherry tomatoes….just $1. I don’t want to pick them for that! Not pictured are raspberries which were $3 a pint.
Raspberries that were clearly picked just minutes before, still warm from the morning sun.
If you haven’t tasted warm raspberries picked straight from the field, you haven’t lived!
Peaches for $1 a quart? And the kind and elderly proprietor says he can’t give the peaches away at this price.
Sure, we’ll eat most of them fresh or sliced for oatmeal but how about a peach pie this year?
Maybe we’ll even throw a few on the grill! Have you tried that? Grilled peaches are delicious!
Besides, I had to buy peaches as the deer ate all of mine the day before I intended to pick them! Womp. Womp.
When you’re swaying on a hammock, all your problems melt away. Bonus points for this amazing sunset!
This picture is completely self-explanatory!
I had a better pepper crop than I’ve had in years thanks to lots of fun research! All worth it. Just look at the size of the peppers I grew. Quite thrilling!
Always remember that the longer you leave the pepper on the vine, the redder it gets. If you love colored peppers but dislike green ones, this is the way to go.
This pepper is ready to get picked and devoured!
I found this black swallowtail caterpillar munching on my parsley! How dare he! Good thing he’s so cute.
I had no idea that black swallowtail caterpillars ate parsley, did you?
It was a fabulous summer raising monarch butterflies! We learn something new every year.
Perhaps the best part is how friendly Monarchs are!!!
Supporting local farmers…
You know we have a huge garden. And maybe you do as well? But it’s nice to support local farmers/growers who sell their excess at low prices.
Six cucumbers or zucchini for $1? Do the math on that one!
The green beans. You get a quart simply stuffed with green beans for $1. At that price, why would I grow them. (Just kidding…it’s fun to grow your own.)
And of course, I love the pay box. The honor system. Life is good!!!
Donna L Holder says
thank you so very much
Christine @ Run Plant Based says
Great photos, so peaceful and vibrant!
Donna C says
Tandy | Lavender and Lime says
We had very hairy caterpillar in our garden eating the peas. Hannah was delighted. Your summer break looks idyllic and I cannot wait to ‘meet’ the new addition 🙂
Very Informative as always!!
Amber Mangrum says
I absolutely love your blog!
Lindsay Henige says
Wow that cart with flowers is so cute!