Wouldn’t it be nice to sit back, relax, and just enjoy the nice fall weather we’ve been having? I have to confess that I don’t do that nearly enough! But today is our American Thanksgiving. So today, especially, is a day to take note of all of our blessings, each and every one of them. For this blog post I’m just going to focus on my garden (my family and friends, of course, would come ahead of the garden!).
Time for a relaxing cup of tea with some zucchini bread. These two slices were taken from the last loaf from our freezer. Good thing I now have pumpkins to make some pumpkin bread. My kids enjoy the breads for their after school snack. You can find the recipe for zucchini bread here: https://mominthegarden.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/time-for-a-cuppa-zucchini-bread-with-crumb-topping-is-perfect-for-your-break/
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know how thankful I am for my garden. I find my time in the garden to be peaceful and sanity saving. Even if I sneak in just a little bit of time here and there, it rejuvenates me. I love it. Honestly, it isn’t a spectacular garden. But I’m creating it, nurturing it, and continually growing and changing it; all as organically as I can.
My potato bed had just a few spuds left in it. Since I wanted to plant some rye in the bed, to protect the soil and benefit the soil as well, I dug them up. I think the potatoes were my favorite veggie in the garden. They really were very good potatoes. Even so, next year I am going to try a different variety. It’s nice to try something new!
Let me show you how well the rye is growing. I know, it is crazy, but stuff like this just makes me all happy!
Remember my post on rye at the beginning of November? https://mominthegarden.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/fall-plantings-of-green-manure-its-just-rye-organic-vallelado-garlic/ It is already taking off and doing great!
In the two beds above, I planted the rye in rows. Yeah, I think it doesn’t matter, but for the potato bed, and my newest bed (can’t be seen in this picture) I scattered it. Really, I don’t think it matters… Says she to herself, to convince no one in particular…
What does the rest of my garden look like on Thanksgiving? My blueberry bushes are a vibrant red! What is not to love about that color?
My Brussels sprouts are still growing. I like the purple look to the plants.
I’m being a bit impatient as it really feels like they are taking forever to grow!
My littlest one is hoping they never get picked from the garden. But the rest of us really like Brussels sprouts. I can’t wait to try them!
Here is a peek at some of the pumpkins from our garden. Look! They are all orange! Remember when they were green?
They all turned orange after I brought them inside. Our front hall is rather chilly, but it was warm enough to turn them orange, and cool enough so they aren’t going rotten (thankfully). My geraniums are quite happy in the hall, too.
Most of my fall decorations are in my front hall. They just seem to fit nicely there. Lots of fall colors, scarecrows, and pumpkins! I’ll be sad to take them down this weekend. But I’m looking forward to decorating for Christmas! But really, one holiday at a time please.
Oh now isn’t that turkey just what you’d expect to find in my garden? I hang it for the kids. And for me. 🙂
Happy Thanksgiving, to my friends, family, and blogging friends!
Great post! Love the shed and the brussels sprout photos!
Thank you Belmont Rooster! The shed is actually my children’s playhouse. I sure wish I had had one of those when I was a kid! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Great pictures and post!! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
Hi Chris! Thank you so much for the compliment! We are actually going to celebrate with another American family on Sunday. We celebrated with them last year, too, so we are really looking forward to it. It’s tough when schedules are full, and life goes on as normal for everyone else. We did have an apple pie yesterday as a mini “Happy Thanksgiving” taster! I hope you and your family had a lovely Thanksgiving! Dana
Gorgeous photos! I love the sunset photo and the first photo of the Red shed. Also, thanks for posting pics of brussel sprouts. I want to grow some next year but wasn’t quite sure how they look as they grow. Now I do!
Thank you so much for the lovely compliments! This is our first year with the Brussels Sprouts. Very neat to watch grow, and I love the purplish color. But I had a hard time with caterpillars! I’ve read to cover them with fleece early on, which I’ll try next year. Thanks for visiting! 🙂