Friday, July 22, 2011

Original Sin

After standing in our garden the past few sweltering nights, eating fresh from the tree apricots and right off the bush red raspberries, I started to ponder if original sin isn't just referring to the act of disobedience, but to the act of eating fruit in a beautiful garden.

There is something about the way that fruit tastes if it truly fresh, how you have to stop yourself from picking the entire tree or bush or vine clean in a glutinous manner. Our apricots are the juiciest fruit I have ever eaten, sure to drip off your elbows with each bite. They are so tart and sweet at the same time!

The red raspberries are on their way out, but not before I pick handfuls at a time. The slightly overripe taste of these little rubies is tormenting me.

Our peas are amazing, and bountiful tomatoes are threatening to turn red at any moment.

When I look around our personal Eden, I cannot help but echo God's sentiment...

"...and God saw that it was good."
Genesis 1:10

Sunday, July 10, 2011

New additions to the family!!

 These are our new twins, Alik and Nika!
 Nika is the smaller of the two. She is a female Siberian Husky with heterochromia, or different colored eyes. She was the only one of her litter to have this! Nika dives head first into everything and is super inquisitive.
Alik is our male Husky. He has darker markings and a more hesitant nature. He is much bigger than Nika, but just as snuggly!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The House on the Farm of danger and Excellence

 Due to a recent request to see what our very original house looks like, we have added some pictures. This first shot is a front view of our 3 story house. Sliding glass doors on the 2nd floor are not attached to anything. They are simply in place to give us the ability to open the entire front of the house.
 This is a back view of the house from the garden.
 This is a view from the side. The 3 bottom windows are to the kitchen.  You can kind of see the peaks of the roof that go up to 3 different levels.
This last shot is of the the house from the porch looking up.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Veggie Update!

Just a few weeks into the true growing season, and our garden is really taking off!
 Beans and Peas