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Lani Christensen
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Garden Tour - May 23, 2017
 With the intention of getting the garden in on Memorial Day, we began to harden off our seedlings we've been raising in our garage.    I learned a few things from that. We've raised seeds for the last 4 years, and I'm continually learning more.  This year ...

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Our new seedlings, and a big fire!
Hi! Tame Dame #3 here! Also known as amara, and We planted seedlings!!!!! They are growing amazingly, and we have the plastic off of them now. We fill up the tubs with water, and it soakes into the plant!!!! A couple days ago, we were pulling up the dry wee...

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SEPT 2016- Warm Days, Harvests, Preservation, and Floods
 We enjoy the outdoors a lot in September.  My family is learning photography, and we took several opportunities to practice what we're learning. This cloud was right above our house.  I've never seen one like it! September is a good month for harvesting! z...

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We hatched a Monarch!
 I have a friend from church who is also a homeschooling mom, and she lives by a field that has lots of milkweed.  She and her kids collected some monarch caterpillars from the plants and put them in  jars that they prepared for it.  We were so lucky that s...

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Admiring Family Gardens
Uncle Ryan and Aunt Laurel Nielson grew this amazingly tall sunflower! A stroll with April and Tommy down the hill into my dad's garden This year he set up his own above ground irrigation line that he rigged with pvc pipe and hoses. lots of peppers His toma...

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Our Mid-August Garden
Pictured above is a box of chard leaves, a small pile of yellow and green pole beans, a sugar baby watermelon, 4 cucumbers, 1 zucchini, 1 rutger tomato, and 10 baby roma mini tomatoes.    When I went out to harvest on August 17, there were a few fruits of t...

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Good Garden Eats and Brewing Pest Control
Good news!  This week we harvested our first 3 pickling cucumbers, each 4 inches long, which we gifted to our neighbors since we were leaving on vacation.  We also harvested two 7 inch zucchinis and some immature garlic heads, which we cooked together in ol...

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Some Photos from our Early July Garden
Cabbage is already starting to getting eaten alive by those white moth larvae. Corn and beans have broken ground, and everything is beginning to grow. Our potatoes are tall enough to hill up.   Pretty corn.  The variety that gernminated best was the Golden ...

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Garden Renovation- BIGGER and BETTER than EVER!
HEY!  We've expanded the garden this year- and with all the vacations we've been on, we've hardly had a moment to post about all the fantastic things happening in our garden this year.  These photos were taken in June.  I had Jack Rasmussen (our landscaper)...

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Sundays are beautiful for a nice family walk, toning your muscles and your relationships at the same time! And it's nice to come home with a handful of asparagus, too.
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