She looks at me with a furrowed brow and quizzical look. I can see the thoughts: "is this okay? Is it safe?" run across her face.
She's searching my face for the answer. I send her a smile.
Her smile is now beaming back at me, eyes twinkling and a happy smiling mouth full of baby teeth.
Those moments, one of the best feelings ever.
Monday, April 16, 2012
|Start 'em young|
|Getting chicken out of the smoker|
|Dad and Corey installing our wood stove|
My experience living in this small southern community: Church parking lots packed on Sundays. Men break their backs working hard for their families and women are the glue that hold it all together. It's okay to tell the neighbors you'll be out of town for the weekend, as a matter of fact, tell our neighbors we are out for the weekend so they can watch the house. I have had the same best friend since kindergarten and our kids have regular play dates. When driving around you'll notice that you will get a wave or head nod from almost everyone. The bag boys at our grocery store carry out the groceries and neatly pack them away in your car. We grow our own vegetables and what we don't eat we can away for the winter. Our freezer is stocked with locally grown and locally butchered meat. It's a down home, swinging screen door, sweet tea kind of feeling that you can easily take for granted having lived it your whole life.
|Playing in leaves with Daddy|
|Four wheeling baby|
Monday, April 2, 2012
I planted the seeds for the california wonder peppers too deep and it took them a while to surface.
My sweet peas have grown into one huge tangled vining mess, I failed to stake them in time.
The raised beds are packed full of fresh dirt!
The seedlings are crowded, but they are growing! I plan on letting them get a little more established and then I'll replant them individually to harden before their final resting place in the garden. (I'm going to have an absurd amount of tomato plants, I'm planning on giving a lot of them away).
So far, we'll have cherry tomatoes, rutger tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, oh-boy tomatoes, sweet peas, and california wonder peppers. Also on the agenda are cucumbers, sunflowers, zucchini, and yellow squash. Still contemplating adding to this list but I'm waiting for our garden center to get more seeds.
All said, I love seeing all of the progress!