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Winner Winner Watermelon After Dinner

After Wednesday night church, it was Watermelon Time. The Wonder Kids had been checking up on the Baby Doll melon in the fridge all day to ensure it cooled down enough to eat. Since we were running late for church, we moved the watermelon dessert until we made it home. Sweet Hubby cut the Baby…

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Watermelon Wednesday

We harvested our first watermelon today! Woohoo!! We are so excited! We’ve been trying for 2-3 years to grow a watermelon with little success.  Joe from Garden Harvest Supply sent us some of their Baby Doll seeds to try out after a conversation we had about trying different varieties of old favorites in the garden.…

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Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: July 

It’s Garden Bloggers Bloom Day! We have a few garden stalwarts blooming in our July heat and humidity. Peter Mayle rose Lots of zinnias. I might have planted several packets of seeds. Several dozen packets. Table Queen squash Peppers Plumbago Jack Be Little pumpkins Celosia. I’m especially happy to see this one. I grew it…

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Watermelon Math

Girl Wonder #2 has decided that Sweet Hubby’s tape measure is her new best friend. She giggles when she pulls the metal tape of numbers out and wraps it around trees, bikes, and her brothers while they’re playing baseball. To help curb the fury of the brothers-who-refuse-to-be-measured-during-a-baseball-game, I redirected her into helping me measure the…

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Digging for Gold

While doing my morning constitutional through the side garden this morning, a honeybee found one of the cucumber flowers. As I stood watching, I started quietly giggling as he went after the pollen. This is my version of what was running through his mind as he dug for pollen gold. Oooooo-a flower!!    ~grunt~ A…

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Our Garden Visitor: Day 4, the 4th, and Heading Out

Gardenerd requested combining the last few days of his trip into 1 post. He’s almost at his next host garden and wants to start fresh with new adventures. On Day 4, Gardenerd ventured back across the causeway for one last island adventure. He discovered that he likes sitting in rocking chairs looking at the ocean.…

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Our Garden Visitor: Day 3

Our buddy Gardenerd had another busy, busy day. He supervised our work in the home garden today. He was very thorough in inspecting our garden for pests. Yep, the lemon cucumbers have squash vine borers. So far, we’re 1 for 7 in the cucurbitaceae family.    Oh, what do I see?!? Yummy Dr. Carolyn tomatoes!…

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Our Garden Visitor: Day 2

The Wonder Kids woke up on Tuesday determined to show Gardenerd their farm. Our community garden allotment has been named “Wonder Kids Farm”. Since we have been out of town for a couple of weeks, it needed some attention. Off we went! Never fear! Girl Wonder #1 made sure to buckle up Gardenerd after I…

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Our Garden Visitor: Day 1

We have the pleasure of hosting a delightful garden visitor this week. He came all the way from California to see us. He’s staying through the weekend since it’s a perfect time to visit our Golden Isles. The Wonder Kids are having a blast playing tour guides and garden guides to him this week. Our garden…