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Friday, September 12, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

End of Summer

The last few weeks of August and the first week of September left us out of breath. 

Adjusting to a new elementary school, a new middle school, a new online school AND a new private school (once a week, Amie goes to classes at Community School!) is a process for everyone in the family...we've had triumphs and defeats, laughter and tears, stress- both good and bad stress - 

and here we are at September 9, and I am glad to report that things are well.

So proud of all my girls for their courage and commitment.

In the garden: my mandevilla plant is still growing strong (below):

My ? has bloomed (below)....

Peeking around the corner from the perennial/herb/flower bed to the vegetable garden (below)

....the cucumbers, squash, tomatoes and peppers have been cleared out
     and in their place are several rows of spinach and lettuce seeds, just planted on Sunday.

...and room for a few more rows to plant in a couple weeks....

Two new rows of garden! You're looking at seedlings of radishes, planted a couple weeks ago
and a row of bush beans, which we hope will produce green beans before the frost hits them.