Aaaaand, we’re BACK!

So, we had the wedding and the honeymoon, and we’re finally back!  We have a lot of projects planned, so we’re excited to finally be able to stop planning a wedding and get on with things.

When I got home, the garden looked like this:

Too much tomato growing...too little support

Too much tomato growing...too little support

What a nightmare!  I think I’m going to try pruning the tomato plants a little bit next year.  Right now we’re getting lots of tomatoes of a medium size, and the plants just went wild.  Fewer tomatoes of a larger size with more manageable plants would be a good thing.  I used the last of my bamboo stakes to prop things up so I could walk through here.

Phew!  You can *almost* see a pathway through now...

Phew! You can *almost* see a pathway through now...

Cucumbers were a great success as well.  I built a nice little a-frame for a support.  It worked really well (though could stand to be bigger), so I’ll show you how to make one of those.  Took about 20 minutes.  I’d also like to address flower planting.  After much wheedling, I’ve convinced my hubby that planting flowers will help us attract more pollinators to our garden.  We have some sunflowers, and with these, I’ve actually seen some honeybees in our yard.

This sunflower is nine feet tall and has a flower as big as your FACE.  Yes, YOUR face...

This sunflower is nine feet tall and has a flower as big as your FACE. Yes, YOUR face...

This is our haul of tomatoes so far, with the two of us eating at least two tomatoes a day.

The beans in the middle are for the chili to be made tomorrow with our homegrown tomatoes and homegrown bell peppers =)

The beans in the middle are for the chili to be made tomorrow with our homegrown tomatoes and homegrown bell peppers =)

So stay tuned!  We have a new set of quail eggs in the incubator, raised garden beds to build (to better feed our family), a winter garden to plant, a solar oven to construct, and much more!

P.S.  Gratuituous photo of a monkey from our honeymoon trip.

Gratuituous Monkey Photo

Gratuituous Monkey Photo

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