April 12, 2012

Abundance of Spring

We had the most lovely Easter and I hope you did too!  We had a big group out for Easter dinner after a fantastic church service, and what glorious weather we had! These kiddos are strolling the property, and later a few of them fished at the pond.  All together they pulled out 5 fish!

We had lots of great food...

And lots of great eaters too!  We were so blessed to have these people in our home.  Our daughter was home for Easter too, and as always it was wonderful to have her with us for a few days.

After dinner was the big hunt.  We had enthusiastic hiders!

And energetic hunters!

Even our tiniest hunter kept looking until he had all 18 of his eggs - with a little help from Mom and Dad!

Spring has also brought a few nippy temps.  We had freeze warnings for several nights, and some of our plants ended up looking like the lilac bush - a little mummified!  Our biggest concerns were our fruit plants - peach tree, blueberry bushes, and strawberry bed.  All came through fine, with the biggest annoyance being the wind trying to whip the coverings off.  Gave my hubby a great work out more than once!

Our garden preps continue.  These sweet potatoes have been suspended half-way in water, and little roots are forming on the bottom of both.  Next will be the growth of  green shoots from the top half, and these will then be rooted in water.  Those little plants will be our sweet potato "slips" which will be planted in the garden - at least that's the plan!

 And here is the real garden gold!  My husband has successfully planted and transplanted our tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant - yahoo!  Summer is on the horizon!


  1. Wim just read the whole post to us! We all enjoyed hearing about your Easter celebration and garden. Willem's wondering what kind of plant a yahoo is? Jonathan thought that yahoo was a board game with marbles. Love to you both!

  2. No sillies...Yahoo is the vegetable you grow that makes you a smart Alec, as in "what a Yahoo that Malcolm is!!!" You don't think he was born that way do you? He sprinkles it on his salads.;-)
    Love to you too!