I meant to get on here this past week to say that "We survived May and all of the busyness that comes with it", but I really should include the first week of June in that because the beginning of the month is Ballet Recital and we were all consumed with that for two weeks. Everything not related to ballet has been sorely neglected, including the house. We are still picking up the pieces. But, it was all worth it. The recital was beautiful. The show this year was Beauty and the Beast. I am going to get pictures up here this week sometime. I hope.
The garden is coming right along. We do a lot of the work out there in the evening. If I'm lucky enough to get up super early before the kids I'll head out. That is my favorite time in the garden. It is cool and quiet, except for the birds. We harvested enough peas for a meal. Not enough for a complete side dish, but enough to put in a recipe.
I think everyone who is starting a garden, especially those with children, needs to plant radishes. They take only a few days to sprout and they are ready to harvest in about 21 days. The kids have had a blast picking them. We slice them up and put them in a salad. I think that is all you can do with them really. If anyone knows of some other way to eat radishes let me know. We have a lot of radishes.
We have been haying the back fields and it just feels so good to prepare for the winter this way. It is pretty neat to think that the hay the cows will be eating will be the hay from our fields. I kind of feel like an official farmer now. Ha!
Joseph and Julia just got back from a youth retreat in Steubenville. I received texts from both of them this past weekend telling me how incredible it was so I am off to hear all about it.