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Monday, September 2, 2013

the neighbor's garden

It was a 3 day weekend, and it was full of parties and exhausting fun.  The littles were so worn out by today that there was a lot of tears and tantrums.  But we managed to squeeze in two bright spots between the tears.  Brian put up our tents in the backyard in preparation for an upcoming camping trip (yes, he was a boy scout).  Fletcher and Rowan loved this, and spent quite a few hours in the hot tents playing.  And we strolled down the road to our neighbor's beautiful yard and picked his garden clean with his blessing.  He is ripping out the cherry tomato plants to make way for cabbage, kohlrabi and other fall plants, so he wanted everything gone so that there would be no waste.  And we were so happy to comply!

A lot of the cherry tomatoes didn't make it to our bucket, and the kids were sticky with tomato juice before long.  Sticky and happy.
The stickiness attracted some of the bees that our neighbor keeps (he's a beekeeper, too!) but no harm was done.
We really lucked out with our neighbors here.  We've become such good friends with a few different families and it just makes life a little sweeter.

13 comments:

  1. Gah! Fletcher got a haircut and just looks so BIG! But, back to your blog. Doesn't surprise me in the slightest that you've made friends that have given you such a harvest. If there was anyone who could sow a garden of friends it would be you. :)

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    1. He does look big, right?? Wish you could be my neighbor... xo

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  2. I agree! Fletcher's new do makes him look a lot older! I like it - handsome little fellow. Also, what are you doing with all the cherry tomatoes? We have a ton here too and I don't have ideas for them - minus eating them constantly and dealing with the resulting mouth sores from the acid they pack. So tempting... so dangerous!

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    1. I've been putting them in all my salads, roasting them, and making a fresh pasta sauce with them. The kids eat them constantly, too!

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  3. Fruitful harvest! Great looking tomatoes! And wow, a beekeeper? That is just cool. 3 day weekends are so fun, but I am definitely wiped out as well! Hopefully the week goes fast.

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    1. Yes!! He just brought us honey, too!

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  4. There´s nothing better than eating tomatoes like that! :-)

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  5. So cute, wish we knew some of our neighbors. We've been here forever and still hardly know any. Boston isn't exactly the 'warmest' place!

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    1. I've heard that about Boston, and that's a shame. Because I actually know a few very sweet people who live there (you included!).

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  6. I want neighbours like that too! Or ones that make baked goods. Either one. ;)

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    1. It's the BEST. Good neighbors are worth their weight in gold!

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  7. man, oh man, these are some seriously covet-able neighbors.and your kids...very adorable.

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