Tuesday, November 4, 2008

So, my tomato plants were over 7 feet tall when the first frost hit here. It is really crazy because despite the supports that I put in, they still toppled over again and killed off the green beans and eggplant plants. I don't think I liked these ones anyway... sadly, I let my garden run wild and didn't do much picking after I got burned out on tomatos about mid-July. I have since collected a few tons of green pepper and jalapeno with a handful of tomatos. I never new stuff could grow without water or TLC! Thats what life in the desert is all about!
Soon I'll post pics of Josef in his Halloween gear and maybe the beautiful fall trees. Sorry I haven't written in a while. All our love from Kansas!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

My Garden

Being from the desert, I've never seen a garden grow like this one has. I just had to cut out 4 squash plants because they were no longer IN the garden... of course, the tomato plants toppling over onto them had some effect on that. Apparently next year, I need to leave larger spaces around my plants. Of course, not even my in-laws who've lived here for years, expected that my tomato plants would be over 5 1/2 ft tall!

Oh, and the cat thinks this is her personal jungle... she loves to sit in the garden. The only down side to this is that when the dogs get out and chase her, they tear up the plants. I still haven't replaced the bean poles that all got broken pretty bad!

For Auntie Carrie

Carrie gave Josef this little T-Ball set for his birthday. He loves it... and so do all of his friends. We loved this video because it really shows his "skills." Also, the dog featured in this video is our new puppy, Johanna von Bismark.

Josef's 2nd Birthday

Josef had two birthday parties... one with my family before we moved and one with Steve's family after we moved. But ANY birthday where you get TWO cakes must be pretty fun!

Keeping in Touch

With just having moved so far from my family, and getting into trouble for not sending pictures often enough, I've finally caved to the pressures of others and ventured into the new age of technical communication. Please enjoy these photos, which should bring everyone up to date on life in Kansas.

This picture is from Easter. We hunted eggs and Grandma and Grandpa's house... and Josef loved it! He especially enjoyed the candy, as I'm sure everyone expected. Here he is showing off his orange egg, which he was very proud of.