5 years of memories

So last week B and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary.  We were married in June but we celebrate July 5 since that is the first day we started dating.   He suprised me with a gorgeous bouquet at our table at our restaurant last week that I am currently enjoying. Neither  one of is super big on buying gifts for our anniversary but decided that we would go down to Austin in an upcoming weekend to purchase matching hats at a haberdashery I saw when I was down there in June.

Looking through our wedding photos reminded me of how wonderful it really was. It was not an expensive wedding and we did much of the little decor items ourselves- we both love anything English/Scottish and went with a brunch theme including a real bagpiper. To save money with the florist we provided our own containers where were different tea pots borrowed from various relatives.  The Claddagh was something we used throughout the wedding on the programs (which we did ourselves) and as a cake topper.

Giant Zucchini and Early Morning time

Every morning I get out of bed and spend about 20 min working in the garden.  Some of it is propagating new fruit, watering, and cleaning out leaves but now I spend at least a few mins checking on my fruit deciding when to pick it.  Unfortunately I have only been working on one side of the garden and totally forgot about the other side until this morning when I jumped back in surprise after finding this huge zucchini.  B and I measured it – it was 10 1/2 in long and 9 in wide.




The soft early morning light is so pretty and the bugs are at a minimum so it makes it a very therapeutic time for me before I head into work. ChickandBee-gardenharvest1





Starting to get a few cucumbers in as well.  I tied a red ribbon around where the fruit is growing so I remember to check on them.  Not sure I want a giant cucumber.


Summer Garden for 2012

Its that time of year again! I spent about two weeks planning what  to get this year.  I knew that we would have to do a lot of containers since you are suppose to rotate your crops.  I might have went a little overboard but I can’t wait until I get to fry up my first eggplant along side some squash.  Its been a few weeks since they all have been planted and already we are getting a harvest.

What we got:

  • Eggplant
  • Zucchini
  • Yellow Squash
  • Cucumber
  • Strawberry
  • 3 different kinds of Basil (lime, Greek, sweet)
  • Chives, Oregano, Lavender, Cilantro, and Parsley
  • 3 different kinds of tomato (one for pastas, a big boy variety, and a cherry)
  • 2 different kinds of peppers (green and jalapeno)
  • And a Fig Tee – for B








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