Sunday, June 28, 2009

One more "Ellie-isms" and some garden info


This week she's asked me questions about how we were made and how did we get here. Before answering her, I asked for her theories.

Ellie: Well, we were in pieces and Jesus put us together and then told us which house we were going to.

(and to the neighbor) Ellie: Jesus drove us here in His big car down the mountain.

in looking at a picture depicting scripture: Is that our boat from Heaven?

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Talking about fireworks: I like the pokey ones.

Retelling a story: "You can't catch me I'm the Ninja-bread Man." (if only I had mad Photoshop skillz like Zina, there'd be an accompanying graphic).
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She is now swimming about the pool in her little swim vest. She went from absolutely terrified to nearly fearless in one week.

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The garden is completely planted with the addition of some bush beans, another watermelon vine, lemon verbena (which I could devour if it tasted like it smells), cilantro, some new "mother" strawberry plants and a couple more Roma tomato plants.


I use the Mittleider method (scroll down) combined with Square Foot gardening. I also love How to Grow more Vegetables for the section about companion planting.

We grow most things UP. As in up trellis netting. I tried the string method last year, but it didn't work so well for the vining plants (squash and melons) as the weight of the fruits/veggies made them slide down the string.


We've been harvesting summer squash and enjoying them with dinner. The strawberry production is slowing down (boo!) so I'll have to use store-bought strawberries for my yogurt smoothies. Nothing beats the flavor of a home-grown strawberry (just ask the slugs and sow bugs).


13 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Ninja bread man. Hahaha!

Elizabeth-W said...

She's pretty dang entertaining. :D

3rd Wave Inc said...

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JENNIFRO said...

Man...COVET your garden! There is nothing shabbier than mine this year! I haven't weeded it one time yet! ooooops!

myimaginaryblog said...

I always love the Ellie-isms.

I'm trying to wrap my mind around the idea of my having Photoshop skills. :) The flattery even inspired me to maybe make some kind of graphic for you, but it turns out I don't need to. Look what I found!

Mrs. Organic said...

Zina, those are especially awesome!

Loralee and the gang... said...

I love your garden! It is so neat, weed-free and organized. In other words, everything my garden isn't this year! Good job!
:~D

Nancy Face said...

I'm loving those "Ellie-isms"! So cute and funny! :D

Your garden is just beautiful!

The Family G said...

Yea for Ellie! I knew your blog well wouldn't be dry for long. The Nija-bread man quote made my day!

Bubbly said...

awesome garden mom!

Kristina P. said...

Are you alive! No post in two days? So unlike you! :)

Shawn said...

Can I just live in your garden?

So jealous.

the MomBabe said...

OH. MY. LIFE. Your garden is amazing.