The garden is embarrassing.  Overgrown.  Not so secretly trying to take over the yard.  It’s bad.  I think my garden may be trying to apologize for it’s unruliness by providing me with the biggest harvest I’ve ever had!

With our unseasonably cool weather today, we decided to begin tackling the yard after dinner.  Is it done?  Not even close.  Les and I had help from seven children under the age of eleven sporting their tie dye shirts they made last week with Niki and Zach N.  There was more play time than garden taming…but it was a start anyway.

I didn’t have grand plans that it would be any different.  We got some trimming done.  The kids picked a CRAZY amount of cherry tomatoes for me.  And…best of all…I got some cute photos of my kids and nieces.

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Les has been teaching Zach and Chris how to mow the lawn this summer.  A beautiful sight.

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The are picking cherry tomatoes on the vines that have grown out of the garden bed.  We snipped off everything outside of the bed and thus I now have two large bowls of mostly green cherry tomatoes.

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This is one of TWO bowls of cherry tomatoes the kids picked for me.  These tomatoes are only from the vines that were on the ground outside of the garden bed.  There’s more still to pick!!!!

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She’s showing off her loose tooth

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…and then it was popsicle time.