Healthy Life On The Farm

Family, Food, Health & Fitness

Month: October 2014

What Did Our Garden Do?

Earlier in the year I wrote a post about gardening with your children. I hope it inspired you to plant some seeds of your own! Here is what our garden did this year:

We grew 5 varieties of tomatoes, 2 varieties of cumber, squash and zucchini. Baby watermelons, cantaloupe, eggplant, bell pepper and jalapenos. We also grew Curly Kale and Dinosaur Kale and Basil.

Our garden did really well! We did have a problem with Tomato Horn Worms and grasshoppers but other than that pests weren’t too bad. I think it helped that we had an army of little spiders helping us out.

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The boys also got to enter their produce in the local county fair and won several 1st and 2nd place ribbons as well as Best of Show. I was super proud of them!

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We are still getting a ton of tomatoes, which I love because I can eat tomatoes until I’m sick! It’s a problem. But not really because they’re healthy. Right?

The best part of our garden this year was how much the boys loved every aspect of it, from planting to tending to picking and eating the vegetables. We made a lot of good memories together amongst the plants and dirt.

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See you later, I’ve got to go eat some tomatoes. 🙂

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Pumpkin Patch Fun!

Just like 99% of people our family look forward to Fall. We love the food, the weather, the fact that it is almost my farmer husband’s break for the year (Yes!) and most of all we love going to the Pumpkin (“Punkin” if you talk like me) Patch! There is a great one in our area that is family owned and very nicely done and organized while not losing that friendly rural farm feel.

I know there are Pumpkin (Punkin) Patches all over the country, so check your area and find one near you! It’s a great way to enjoy the nice fall weather and spend some quality family time together. Here are some pictures from our trip.

What do you do for family fun when fall rolls around?

Happy Fall!

Gab

The Corn Pool was the Boys' Favorite Part! They did not want to get out. :)

The Corn Pool was the Boys’ Favorite Part! They did not want to get out. :)

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Next we had to pick out some carving pumpkins!

Next we had to pick out some carving pumpkins!

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Then it was time to recharge with some popcorn and soda pop.

Then it was time to recharge with some popcorn and soda pop.

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Re-energized and ready to try the rope swing!

Re-energized and ready to try the rope swing!

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Even Dad and Pa tried it out!

Even Dad and Pa tried it out!

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Dad and Pa loved the Corn Shooter!

Dad and Pa loved the Corn Shooter!

Back in the Corn Pool one more time.

Back in the Corn Pool one more time.

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This little guy wanted to play in the corn too and also take a ride on my shoulder without asking!

This little guy wanted to play in the corn too and also take a ride on my shoulder without asking!

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Can't wait to come back next year!

Can’t wait to come back next year!