Our first fresh veggies from the garden!


After weeks of waiting, we’ve finally been able to enjoy the fruits of our labor from our home vegetable garden we planted back in May. As you can see in the picture above it’s very¬† different from the barren look it had in May. So far we’ve enjoyed a number of fresh spinach salads and more recently my second favorite garden vegetable: Squash. Unfortunately, it’s getting a little to hot for the spinach and it’s yellowing up quickly.¬† We’ve considered planting something in it’s place, any suggestions? Here’s a shot of our first two yellow squash:


How to Build a Compost Bin


Building a compost bin is something I’ve had on my list of things to do to ever since we moved here to the mountains. Compost is a great soil amendment for vegetable and flower gardens. Mature compost is the result of the natural breakdown of organic waste. Composting is the ultimate in recycling and considering organic waste makes up for more than 24% of municipal waste, composting is a great way to help the environment and save money.

Home vegetable garden


My wife loves working outside and gardening. As a child, she worked with her parents on their home vegetable garden and has always had a vegetable garden of some kind since we purchased our first home. Until now, we never had much room for a large vegetable garden. Prior to this year, we used alternative methods which included a container vegetable garden and square foot gardening. Those worked well of course, but never really yielded a large amount of vegetables, at least not enough for canning which is something I’d really like to do. I love canned green beans and corn.