Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Look at the Size of Those Melons!

This summer we planted a garden. Its nothing spectacular, but our kids think it's the greatest thing on earth right now. Conner goes out and checks on his watermelons, cantaloupes, cucumbers, carrots, and squash (he used to have corn and green beans, but they died) everyday.
He gets so excited when its time to pick something. The other day I asked him if he liked planting and growing things he likes to eat. He told me he thought it was cool to pick his own cucumbers at home instead of having to go to the grocery store to buy them. I told him I thought he should be a farmer when he grows up. Sometimes I think he should have been born in the 1800's. He likes to camp, fish, hunt, hike, roll in the mud, and now farm. You also have to make him take a bath (and use soap) by force!!! He would have been a great Pioneer. Conner is so excited about all the watermelon he has that are getting big, I think there are 8 or 9 on the plant now. He can't wait until they are ready to pick. He says watermelon is his favorite! I think this experience has taught us that we will definitely be having a garden every year!!!

The watermelon are getting big!!!

We have a lot of cucumbers growing. Here's one!

Conner and Mom found this one hiding in the plant. We didn't see it till today, so it got a little big. Hopefully it's not bitter.


The Nelson Family said...

Are you gonna share your goods? Fresh from the garden is my favorite!

Kris Ann

Mowers Family said...

Gardens are awesome... I have been begging Dave for years to help me make a garden box... since, we forgot to leave room for a garden when completing our backyard. I think it is so sweet you guys planting seeds (literally) with your kids... way to go. Wow, you watermelon and cucumbers look huge... what a sweet reward for all that hard work.