I’m back! I’m back home and I’m back here at breida with a b. I feel like I haven’t checked in with you in years. Okay. I exaggerate. A little. But it does seem like a very long time since I left for the Haven Conference. Thank you for checking in again to see if I’m still alive!
The conference was everything I had hoped it would be and then it was even more than that. I have pictures and stories to share with you but I’m still
recovering just soaking it all in. I’ll be ready to share it all with you in another day or two. I was pretty sure that I would have a good time at the conference but I really didn’t know that I would learn so much. . .
I was anxious to get home and see my family. Mr. Social Media was in charge while I was gone. . . I’m pretty sure this was his longest ever single parent run. As with most things, he got the job done and exceeded expectations (by a long shot). If you follow breida with a b. on Facebook you already know that I came home to a clean house. This, I was not expecting. Not only did they pick up after themselves, they even accomplished some organizing projects that I’ve been meaning to get to for weeks! Walking back into the house on Saturday night might just have been the best part of my whole trip.
As it was dark out by the time the kids were in bed, checking out the garden had to wait until yesterday morning. It was a beautiful, sunny day and I headed out to see how things went during the heat wave (that I missed). I did a ton of planting right before I left. You know. In the dark, at 10:30pm, so that the plants I bought two weeks ago would have a chance at survival while I was gone. I’m pleased to report that everything looks great out there. There were actually a lot of changes.
Would you like to see what happened while I was gone?
Do you remember the project I did a few weeks ago when I built the trellises for my sugar snap peas? Well, when I built the trellises, the peas were about 4 inches tall. When I left for the conference, they had grown and blossomed and there were even a few peas out there. When I got back?
Some of the plants that I planted in the dark, the night before I left were the zucchini, the pumpkins, and the yellow squash. The plants are still very small but they look like they did indeed survive the heat wave. Look at this little overachiever. The whole plant is about 7 inches tall and they are already blooming. Show offs. . .
We are getting closer and closer to the peak of beauty out there in the garden. Besides planting the veggies I’ve also done a few more eye candy projects out there. I’ll be sharing those with you soon, too. I’ve spent so much time on the veggie garden (behind the house) over the last couple of years, that I have really neglected the flower gardens out front. It’s looking a little bit like a jungle out there these days. Those gardens are full of perennials though, and they are meant to be taking care of them selves. There were quite a few changes on the north side of the house as well while I was gone. . .
I’ll be back in the next day or two with pictures and stories of what happened in Atlanta while I was there. For now I hope you’ll enjoy these pictures of what happened here while I was in Atlanta. What happened in your lives over the last week? Did you get any projects accomplished ? What’s happening in your garden? Have you gotten to eat anything you’ve grown? Please, let me know, how does your garden grow?