Friday, June 5, 2009

The First Week of Summer

tomatoes and peppers growing in our salsa garden

The first week of summer has found me outside, outside, outside! ...and away from the computer...

We're experiencing the perfect storm. A snowy winter, a wet, cold spring and now mild summery temps? You can't help it. You just gotta be out there soaking up the vitamin D. It's so dang nice outside! I've heard of spring there such a thing as summer fever?


Early in the week, we had a family meeting and talked about all the stuff we wanted to do/had to do/didn't want to do over the summer and if we stick to what we talked about, it should be a pretty fun and interesting summer.

What about you? Does your family "wing it" ? Or do you make a summer schedule that the everyone follows?

Here's what we've been up to so far:

The bikes got tuned up, and everyone in the family's been out on them almost daily. We live on a hill, so we get a pretty good workout on a regular ol' bike-ride!Shrubs in front

The overall landscaping project is on hold until Mr. H gets a steady full time position. But, we've kept busy doing little maintenance jobs around the house and yard, weeding, mowing, sprucing up ... the usual.

The budget allowed us to plant a few shrubs in the front of the house so we could feel like we did something on the big plan...but that's it. That's all we're gonna do this year. (rats.) Unless our situation improves...

our patio salsa garden
We also planted  a container salsa garden -- 2 varieties of tomatoes and 2 varieties of peppers. That's as far as our garden is gonna go this year. The big plan calls for 2 raised garden beds behind a 3 foot picket fence in one corner of our yard. Can't wait for that!

In the meantime, fresh tomatoes from the patio garden in our salads and salsas are going to be heavenly. Nothing's better than summer tomatoes.

How's your summer so far? What have you been up to?


Deanna said...

How WONDERFUL! We have a plat at the church farm near our home, and I hope to get pictures up soon...Gardening is GOOD, HARD, REWARDING work no matter the size! Can't wait to see and hear about the yummy salsa you make!

Mama Williams said...

Looks great! We've been busy busy in the yard too. Maybe I'll get a new post to show it off soon...just winging it this summer. Hitting the pool, bike rides, etc.

"The Queen in Residence" said...

You are so ready for summer, I can't find the box with all my stuff in it, so we are winging it. But so far all it has done is rain and rain and rain in Boise. Is Utah getting frenched too?

Debbie said...

I miss being in Utah and planting a garden!! Love the homegrown tomatoes for us!!