Instead, I give you the other big news of this summer, which is that our garden is kind of a bust this year.
Well, that's not totally accurate.
It's just a very, very different year for us in terms of the garden.
LAST year, I deemed the summer the Summer of the Garden. If you click on that link (I know you won't but if you DO), you will see a mountain of tomatoes and masses and masses of cucumbers. We called it Mount Cucumber. This year we got ONE full-sized cucumber.
|Jane (10) is very enthusiastic about this cucumber grown in her garden.|
It was great.
We had more corn this year and the tomatoes are FINALLY coming in.
|Beef(steak). It's what's for dinner.|
|A portion of the jalapeno crop|
|Very fun purple bell peppers|
|Look how adorable! Until it tries to kill you.|
After I salvaged whatever remaining skin I had on the roof of my mouth, I drank milk and ate a piece of bread and hopped around my kitchen saying almost-curses ("Oh, MARTHA!"), much to the hilarity of my children.
And then I rubbed my eye.
Which was just incredibly stupid. I don't want to discuss it.
There was only one way to assuage my pain.