Simple Sunday – Summer Squash

Today I stayed indoors all day despite the lovely weather so as to finish a concept paper for my Reading and Language Arts class that is due tomorrow.  Writing school papers does not make for good blogging material (even though I did manage to include a rather clever analogy relating pilings and rocks that barnacles find necessary to attach themselves to so as to grow and thrive with a student’s background experiences and funds of knowledge that they bring to learning how to read – attaching new vocabulary to it so as to retain and better understand.  It made more sense and flowed much better in my paper then it does now as I try to describe it to you.)

The boys spend most of the day playing outside while Husband loaded up our trusty trailer with bark and yard debris.  Later in the day we ran a simple errand or two.  We had a nice dinner of salmon, veggies, and rice on the back deck and after eating Carter went to check on our garden.  He discovered that our summer squash is growing and was eager for us all to take a peek.

Summer squash 1

We all wandered up to the garden to have a look.  Sure enough our neglected and rather sad little garden was coming to life.

Summer squash 2

Husband put Cody in charge of watering the parched plants, for which I am sure they were all quite thankful.

Cody watering the garden

The dishes are in the dishwasher and the boys will be getting ready for bed soon.  It is very nice to have our little family back together again after this past week of Carter visiting his Grandma.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.


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I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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8 Responses to Simple Sunday – Summer Squash

  1. Lovely analogy! Fingers crossed for a good grade! 🙂

  2. love the little visits with your family — my son is just enamoured with our back garden and he is 27

    • shoes says:

      These days I feel like all I get to see of my family are those little visits that I sometimes share with you here. Carter was so thrilled to show off the garden – I am glad he takes such an interest in it and I hope, like your son, he never looses it.

  3. Mary Ann says:

    We planted many squash plants one year when the children were small, and they took over our garden. It was quite funny and entertaining. A garden has a life of its own, and it’s fun when it shares with us. 🙂

    • shoes says:

      This is our third year at attempting to grow squash. It seems as though everyone else who plants squash has it coming out their ears and we can’t seem to get even a single squash. Our tomatoes and peas do well but I do not have the magic touch when it comes to squash – until this year! I like your description of a garden having a life of its own, so true and so wonderful that we get to experience it and enjoy the goodness that comes out of it.

  4. Jodi says:

    I keep saying I’m going to plant a garden, but I don’t. Maybe next year. I’m glad you are seeing the fruits of your labor.

  5. ShimonZ says:

    It’s great to see your husband and child in the garden, in such a pastoral scene. How wonderful it must be to dine on the food you’ve grown yourselves.

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