I'm Nikki, a creative old soul who loves tea time, tip-toeing through gardens, mounds of books, swaying to records, watercolors, sunset walks with our three yorkies, and star-gazing with Paul. This blog carries snippets of my life with just us two (five with Rusty, Lucy, & Ethel) - I hope it brings you happiness as you snuggle in with something warm and delicious and begin reading. Enjoy, friends!

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Our First Veggies

It has been quite an uneventful summer in our backyard. The hose in our backyard has been on the fritz all summer so I haven’t been able to water anything and even though I blame the hose, I think I’m just too lazy to deal with the backyard, and that includes our vegetable garden. Do you remember how excited I was about the veggies in the spring?? Well, I transplanted the pumpkins, peppers, and watermelons and…I killed them. Accidentally, of course. So Paul and I ended up buying already planted veggies and put them in our vegetable garden instead. We bought broccoli, roma tomatoes, and a blueberry bush. The broccoli grew like crazy! However, being too lazy this summer, I did not cut them and therefore they just kind of faded away. The blueberry bush did pretty good considering the lack of water – it grew flowers, not berries. The roma tomatoes, however, did lovely and I didn’t know that until last week when my family came over and my uncle took a stroll through our yard and spotted our tomatoes and started picking them, showing me that we had TONS of good tomatoes. You’d think I would have noticed them, but like I said, I’ve been lazy this summer in our backyard.

Last night, Paul and I were out working on the backyard; Paul was mowing and I was picking some more veggies. There are still a ton of tomatoes that are not ripe yet – I can’t believe how many we have! Then we noticed our apple tree is getting full so we picked some of those too – I’m hoping I’ll have time this fall to try and make my first apple pie! :)

Don’t they look yummy?!

Here’s a photo of our broccoli when we first planted it and our blueberry bush when it was flowering. I’m so glad our hose is fixed so next year I can try and keep up more with the garden!

  1. Hi Nikki! Oh my, we share a love of gardening!! I am so excited for the weather to cool so my garden can survive a little better under those conditions. You now remind me I need to post about how my garden is doing :) xoxo!