Prairie Shots

It’s November, which means that where I live, everything is brown and gray. I don’t know about everyone else, but I have a hard time getting myself moving when it looks cold and dead outside, Of course, the bright side of those days sometimes  include homemade hot chocolate, and wrapping myself up in a blanket and reading a book… Huh. I guess those days aren’t so bad. 😉

Anyway, I was looking through my old pictures when I found a few random shots I took of the prairie during the summer. I thought I’d post them now in November because, well, I could use some colors right about now.

DSC_0004.JPGFound this beetle on our plum tree. I’m not sure what kind of beetle it is, but I would like to know.

DSC_0008.JPGTook this on a warm August afternoon. (On some days, have you ever just laid down in the grass, and stared at the clouds while soaking in the fresh air? That’s the kind of day I was having.)

DSC_0032.JPGSunset over the prairie. I’ll admit, I like this picture a lot. I love sunsets and sunrises but I can’t ever seem to get good photos.

Stay warm!

 

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Vegetable Garden

So I have meaning to post these pictures for a long time. A really long time. For 3 months.

We made a vegetable bed in June. My dad bought the supplies and my uncle built it. Then my mom, my siblings, our friends, and I all filled it with soil, mushroom compost, and peat moss. We went out a few days later and bought tomato plants, sugar snap peas, chili plants and onion bulbs. We also bought basil and marigolds. (Because apparently, those help the tomatoes stay healthy)

Results? Well, the tomatoes, the chillies, and the green onions came out really well. The sugar snap peas didn’t stay for too long because a mysterious animal kept coming and eating them. (We think it was rabbits.)

On to the photos….

DSC_0025.JPGThe flowers from the chili plant

DSC_0023.JPGChillies!

DSC_0004.JPGTomatoes.

DSC_0348.JPGThis is how the plant looked about 2 weeks ago.

DSC_0026.JPGThe only picture I got of the sugar snap peas before they were damaged.

DSC_0009.JPGThe green onions.

All in all, it was a really fun experience. We had so much fun eating the veggies we grew!

Peace out. 😎