Thursday, May 16, 2013

Family Time: Last Weekend At The Old Place

These photos were actually taken last weekend when we went back to our old place in Chetopa. And in about a week from today (Thursday) we will be heading our way back to the old place for the summer and we couldn't be more excited.  We miss our old place so much and every time we are back, we realized how much we love this place. Because we haven't been home for a long while, we came back to a yard that almost looked like a jungle. I mean, tall grasses everywhere and it  was not a pleasant sight so mowing the yard was in order.

I on the other hand was also busy transplanting some garlic and onions before the husband tilled our garden. One of the things that I miss about the old place is gardening. Because we are renting this place that we live in right now, I can only plant things in pots, which is fine. But I am not inspired in planting anything in pots while living temporarily in this duplex. It is just different when you are renting than owning your own place and you can do whatever you want. Before we ended our weekend, we planted a few vegetables in our garden already and we are excited to go back home and see if some have grown well. 

 photo YardCollage_zps7157a932.jpg
 photo 1Collage_zps253c3b4a.jpg
 photo KidsCollage_zps08db48fe.jpg

This year, I wanted to make a teepee for two reasons. One, for my string beans, and two, for my kids to be able to play in, and I did. It was easy to make and all I did was tied up three little hedge posts, I lined the bottom with newspaper and cardboard as weed blocker. I covered it up with dirt and some grass cuttings that were plentiful in our yard after my husband mowed our yard. After the teepee part, I planted my string bean seeds around each post. I hope they have germinated by the time we are back. I love strings beans and I can't wait to enjoy some fresh harvest this summer and even through the fall.

 photo 2Collage_zps2721632d.jpg

While my husband was tilling our garden, one baby rabbit popped out from under the ground, then one came out, and another one, until we had about five baby bunnies. They were living under the ground in our garden and I was glad none of them got hurt by the killer-tiller. With no choice, we had to relocate them and we hoped that their momma bunny found her babies in a new location. They were sure soft and cuddly, but we can't raise them. I hope they are still alive up to this time and momma bunny had found them.

 photo Adin188_zps55ad3ce0.jpg

We were really busy taking care of our yard and garden last weekend, but we all enjoyed it. The kids enjoyed it too because they got to play outside and be all muddy and dirty. My little man did a great job helping me plant some things in the garden and he enjoyed that. I can't wait to go back home for the summer and see how things are doing. There is nothing better than to enjoy some freshly picked vegetables from your own garden and I am excited!

 photo YardPhotos_zps74b9aa97.jpg

After a long day of work, we had some grilled chicken and it was good.

 photo Adin187_zps4605154a.jpg

32 comments:

  1. Wow, you have a big lot mommy Adin :) I like your garden, so huge! I only can take care a small garden coz only me and kids are active doing it. It's fun though especially when you see the seeds sprouting and growing.

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a great bonding you all had at the time. I can only imagine how happy kids ran around, I wish my kids can do that too at our very own home.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I hear ya! Looks like a really nice place. You can also tell with the little one's faces how happy they are to be back to your old place.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Sounds like a perfect day for everyone. It is nice to feel tired from doing projects that you love and will produce organic edibles for the family. Your irises are beautiful and looked like a big job to mulch the berry plants. I am very happy that you will have the whole summer to enjoy your home again.

    ReplyDelete
  5. You sure did had a great time in your old place mami Adin. The kids smiles were priceless having to explore their old surroundings; and the bbq makes me hungry :-)

    ReplyDelete
  6. The barbecue makes me drool. So you still own this old place sis? Must be great to have two homes..

    ReplyDelete
  7. The picture where they are riding the wheel barrel reminds me of my kids, they used to do this too lol.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I felt so relaxed looking at your green pictures but get hungry with the barbecue! Yumyum! I always love bbq, it's my favorite food ever!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I like the broadness of your area mommy because then your kids will have so much fun to explore things outdoor. I wish we lived on the same environment.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love to garden and have our own produce too. And I'll say it again, the bbq sounds divine to have right now :-)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Weekend is always a great time to spend with the family! Yours is even greater a time to bond and work on the garden. So bountiful!

    ReplyDelete
  12. You are a= so creative making that Tippee. The bunny looks so cute.

    ReplyDelete
  13. It must be hard to be away from what you consider your real home--it really does look calm and relaxing there. And I'm with you--nothing like fresh stringbeans eaten right off the vine!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Great for you mommy Adin for having a big space to do all your gardening and enjoying the outdoors. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Busy day for the family huh? I bet after mowing those those tall grasses it looks way better and fulfilling. I love doing stuff like this because it's more fun outside and kids get to play too.

    ReplyDelete
  16. grilled chicken made me drool. lol. looks delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  17. What a great way to spend some quality time. I wished I could go back to my old home place

    ReplyDelete
  18. Watch out mami adin if you plant carrots because those bunnies will harvest it hhehehe.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love to garden. I am only allowed to do it in containers because of our HOA rules (which I was not made aware of before I moved, grrr). I do admit though that I love planting my pineapples in containers because they take 2 years to grow. I want to take them with me if I am ever able to move!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I like that treepee you made mommy adin :) I'm sure once the pants starts growing and crawling on those treepee it will look even nicer and your kids can play hide and seek in there too :D I really admire you because you knows a lot of things from cooking to sewing to gardening and etc.. hehehhe

    ReplyDelete
  21. I am so jealous! It looks beautiful there!

    ReplyDelete
  22. That looks fun, you guys seemed to have great time at your old place. whose taking care of your house back in the old place mami adin. I don't get, why did you guys moved? is it because of your hubby's work? I like your place so wide and spacious, daghan kaayo ka ug tanum

    ReplyDelete
  23. awwwwww...the beauty of summer...lots of outdoor activities for the whole family. Am sure the kids will enjoy the tepee.
    I started gardening too, and looking forward to harvest some of my veggies soon....mamiAdin, I wonder where did you buy your string bean seeds..I can't find them here in TX.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love your old place Mommy Adin :-) I bet you were thrilled and excited to step out and feel home at last :-) It looks like the kids love their old place too. The baby bunny is so cute and cuddly :-) What a perfect delish bbq chicken to end the day :-)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Oh my what a wonderful day u had with your family momi!

    ReplyDelete
  26. such a happy day, the kids looks they are having fun.

    ReplyDelete
  27. nice one...you did have a wonderful summer accomplishments

    ReplyDelete
  28. What fond me memories for your little ones!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Looks like you really had a wonderful weekend with your family

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for visiting and leaving your comments. I hope to see you again, soon!