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Harvesting some of the garden's first fruits

Wow, it's mid-August already and some farmers are out swathing and combining already out here. We've also have begun harvesting some of the fruits of our labour this year. Although not everything prospered for us, the plants that did have been producing some wonderful produce for us.

We're very grateful to the Lord for what He's given us this year, as many of our neighbours have not had the same luck with their gardens. Several of them have lost them to frost (back in late May / early June), hail and high winds. We've had some challenges with the weather, too. But, I'd say our first garden experience out here has been a success.

Now, hopefully, we can take all that we've learned this year and grow an even more prosperous garden next year.

We've harvested the peas about a month ago, those that we've been able to keep from getting eaten by the birds, that is. The tomatoes are plentiful and are now beginning to ripen. We'll be getting our dehydrator out of storage and ready to preserve them for the winter. Cucumbers are starting to pick up their pace, as well, and we have some lovely looking Sugar Baby water melons ripening on the vine.

The potatoes have been doing really well and should be ready for harvesting in another week or two. We've already stolen some potatoes out of the potato patch over the past couple weeks, and they are delicious. We've also been picking beans this past week, too. Only three plants, out of the entire row, grew to produce, but boy, are we ever getting a lot of beans off of those three little plants. Wait until next year!

We're no experts, but it looks like we have some common sense for growing a garden. Either that, or God has gotten a couple of his angels working overtime for us!



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