Since my arrival from Spain I have been struggling trying to keep up with life. Gardening, prepping for summer web courses, and in the midst of it all, I made a wedding cake for 250 people! Even for me, this past week and a half was simply over whelming! I’m so happy the wedding cake turned out great, and over this past weekend I had the opportunity to get caught up with my gardening. I’m still behind on my blog so I have planned to share my gardening updates from the past few weeks and after that, I will roll into my trip from Spain which will include a very special giveaway especially for baby wearing mama’s!
So of course I have to start by showing you the cake I made this past weekend. It was for my cousin in law Tyler and his beautiful new wife Alishia!
A little background. Gabe’s grandmother, Agnus Bauman, made wedding cakes in her day. She was a farmers wife that adored chickens, her gardens, baked cakes and was a spunky gal! His family is always joking that I am so much like her. After she passed a few years back and I took up cake decorating, I was given her supplies. She made wedding cakes for both of her sons. What made Tyler and Alishia’s cake so special was that the same pans that made his parents cake also made his. It was a blessing to sit next to Grandpa Howard and have him talk about Agnus’s cake decorating days. We walked over to the cake so that he could take a good look and he shared some tips that he had learned from his late wife. He said it turned out beautiful. Those words made me smile.
Now to the gardening! I want to share in photos (and for my own documentation) garden updates from the past few weeks.
May 5, 2010
The day before we left for Spain, Nehe and I tended the garden and planted 10 of our heirloom tomato plants that we started from seeds.
May 25, 2010
On our return from Spain I was excited to see that the gardens looked great! Nehemiah was excited that our strawberry patch was starting to produce!! We’ve harvested at least 16lbs so far!!
The garden is growing even more and over the weekend my hubby was able to raise me 3 more beds in my community garden. I was able to plant all of my peppers, tomatillo’s and eggplant varieties. I still need to sow squash, cucumbers, beans, corn, more tomatoes and peppers. I’m almost there!!!
So how is your garden growing? I still have a few more gardening informational posts I’d like to get up. Topics including how to thin your seedlings, tending tomato plants, diseases and preventatives. Please feel free to share some photos on my facebook page. I will for sure be doing a round up of gardening pictures as soon as I finish sharing my Spain trip.