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It’s Christmas tree day!!!!
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#christmastree #christmasdecor #itsthebesttimeofyear
Jese built us this barnwood table and benches! (The benches still need to be sealed so they aren’t completely finished) I’m in love with them!! I can’t wait to host Thanksgiving dinner on the table!

Swipe for a before photo of the dining area from when we bought the house 2 1/2 years ago.
Jese built us this barnwood table and benches! (The benches still need to be sealed so they aren’t completely finished) I’m in love with them!! I can’t wait to host Thanksgiving dinner on the table! Swipe for a before photo of the dining area from when we bought the house 2 1/2 years ago.
Now that gardening season is over, it’s time to get inside stuff done! First on my to-do list was the kitchen!

I put some laminate stick-on tile up for backsplash behind the stove. I decided to go with that because I could do it myself, it cost way less than real tile and no special tools were needed...plus it only took about 2 hours to do! 
We also got new appliances! To save money, we decided that we could tackle putting in the dishwasher ourselves. The old one was hardwired in and pretty much soldered into place. Jese managed to get it out and the new one in without having to call a plumber or electrician! (We did ask for a little help from his dad but not much!) When we were dating, way back in 2006, we bought a table from Walmart with Jese’s holiday discount and that’s the table we’ve had ever since! Now we have a handmade table! Jese built a table out of reclaimed barnwood (see next post for a better photo of table)

Swipe to see there before photo of our kitchen when we bought the house 2 1/2 years ago!
Now that gardening season is over, it’s time to get inside stuff done! First on my to-do list was the kitchen! I put some laminate stick-on tile up for backsplash behind the stove. I decided to go with that because I could do it myself, it cost way less than real tile and no special tools were needed...plus it only took about 2 hours to do! We also got new appliances! To save money, we decided that we could tackle putting in the dishwasher ourselves. The old one was hardwired in and pretty much soldered into place. Jese managed to get it out and the new one in without having to call a plumber or electrician! (We did ask for a little help from his dad but not much!) When we were dating, way back in 2006, we bought a table from Walmart with Jese’s holiday discount and that’s the table we’ve had ever since! Now we have a handmade table! Jese built a table out of reclaimed barnwood (see next post for a better photo of table) Swipe to see there before photo of our kitchen when we bought the house 2 1/2 years ago!
Happy Halloween!! 🎃 👻
Happy Halloween!! 🎃 👻
What do you do when your child grows way to many pumpkins? Freeze some pumpkin purée, make pie, give some away, carve some, and make scarecrows of course!! We still have about a dozen to carve and freeze 😬🎃 (Oliver did not draw a beard on his face, it’s just a shadow from a tree 🤣)
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#kidsgarden #garden #veggiegarden #gardenlady #kidsgardening #freshfromthegarden #pumpkinpatch #vegan #urbanfarming #pumpkins #gardeningwithkids #gardening #vegetablegarden #growfoodnotlawns #backyardgarden #plantsofinstagram #growplants #growyourown #eatrealfood #theartofgardening #gardenlife #slowliving #kitchengarden #slowhandmadehome #ofsimplethings #gyo #gardeningfail #pumpkinpie
What do you do when your child grows way to many pumpkins? Freeze some pumpkin purée, make pie, give some away, carve some, and make scarecrows of course!! We still have about a dozen to carve and freeze 😬🎃 (Oliver did not draw a beard on his face, it’s just a shadow from a tree 🤣) • • • #kidsgarden  #garden  #veggiegarden  #gardenlady  #kidsgardening  #freshfromthegarden  #pumpkinpatch  #vegan  #urbanfarming  #pumpkins  #gardeningwithkids  #gardening  #vegetablegarden  #growfoodnotlawns  #backyardgarden  #plantsofinstagram  #growplants  #growyourown  #eatrealfood  #theartofgardening  #gardenlife  #slowliving  #kitchengarden  #slowhandmadehome  #ofsimplethings  #gyo  #gardeningfail  #pumpkinpie 
Happy birthday to the best birthday buddy I could have!! Sharing a birthday with my grandpa is the best!! (Even if he isn’t on social media to see this, he still deserves a shoutout!)
Happy birthday to the best birthday buddy I could have!! Sharing a birthday with my grandpa is the best!! (Even if he isn’t on social media to see this, he still deserves a shoutout!)
The garden hasn’t been cleaned out yet and there are still carrots to be picked, so the first snowman of the season gets a freshly picked carrot nose I guess!!
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#minnesnowta #firstsnowfall #freshlypickedcarrots #snowman #doyouwannabuildasnowman #snow
After 7 years of hissing, hitting and biting Oliver, Pizza has had a change of heart and loves him now! She even sleeps in his bed at night!
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#grumpyoldcat #catsofinstagram #changeofheart #whosaystheoldcantchange
“No more meals with zucchini” my family said

So I shredded and froze 28 cups of zucchini this morning! That brings our total of frozen zucchini to 46 cups...I think it’s safe to say that’ll be more than enough for winter!!
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#slowhandmadehome #slowliving #homemade #theartofslowliving #handmadehome #savethebees #slowlife #wildandfree #stockingup #eatrealfood #kitchengarden #iamamodernfarmer #gardenlife #plantsofinstagram #harvesting #harvestingnature #growyourownfood #vegan #veganmom #plantbased #backyardgarden #makeyourown #gyo #growingzucchini #zucchini #compost #eatyouryard #growfood #growfoodnotlawns #growyourown
“No more meals with zucchini” my family said So I shredded and froze 28 cups of zucchini this morning! That brings our total of frozen zucchini to 46 cups...I think it’s safe to say that’ll be more than enough for winter!! • • • #slowhandmadehome  #slowliving  #homemade  #theartofslowliving  #handmadehome  #savethebees  #slowlife  #wildandfree  #stockingup  #eatrealfood  #kitchengarden  #iamamodernfarmer  #gardenlife  #plantsofinstagram  #harvesting  #harvestingnature  #growyourownfood  #vegan  #veganmom  #plantbased  #backyardgarden  #makeyourown  #gyo  #growingzucchini  #zucchini  #compost  #eatyouryard  #growfood  #growfoodnotlawns  #growyourown 
So sad to see the devastation from last nights storm 😢
So sad to see the devastation from last nights storm 😢
I got some time to work in the garden this weekend! 
I picked the last watermelon, we got 6 watermelon from the two plants I planted! I quite pleased with that!! Since there were no more watermelon, I pulled the plants. 
The never ending zucchini plant finally quit producing...okay it may have grown a couple more zucchini but we have so many and I’ve already froze a ton so I decided to pull it! The plant go so large, it was really getting in the way of the cherry tomatoes. 
The bush beans also finished up and got pulled. 
So with all the plant pulling, I still have all my tomato plants, pumpkins, peppers, carrots and herbs growing! We have 15 pumpkins in our house and so many more ripening up!! About half will be baked and frozen for pumpkin pies but I haven’t gotten to that yet. 
Happy gardening! 👩🏼‍🌾
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#inmygarden #gyo #garden #veggiegarden #gardenlady #plantlady #freshfromthegarden #canningseason #vegan #urbanfarming #farming #inmygarden #gardenupdate #gardening #vegetablegarden #inmygardentoday #backyardgarden #plantsofinstagram #growplants #growyourown #eatrealfood #iamamodernfarmer #gardenlife #slowliving #kitchengarden #slowhandmadehome #ofsimplethings #gardenjournal #theartofgardening
I got some time to work in the garden this weekend! I picked the last watermelon, we got 6 watermelon from the two plants I planted! I quite pleased with that!! Since there were no more watermelon, I pulled the plants. The never ending zucchini plant finally quit producing...okay it may have grown a couple more zucchini but we have so many and I’ve already froze a ton so I decided to pull it! The plant go so large, it was really getting in the way of the cherry tomatoes. The bush beans also finished up and got pulled. So with all the plant pulling, I still have all my tomato plants, pumpkins, peppers, carrots and herbs growing! We have 15 pumpkins in our house and so many more ripening up!! About half will be baked and frozen for pumpkin pies but I haven’t gotten to that yet. Happy gardening! 👩🏼‍🌾 • • • #inmygarden  #gyo  #garden  #veggiegarden  #gardenlady  #plantlady  #freshfromthegarden  #canningseason  #vegan  #urbanfarming  #farming  #inmygarden  #gardenupdate  #gardening  #vegetablegarden  #inmygardentoday  #backyardgarden  #plantsofinstagram  #growplants  #growyourown  #eatrealfood  #iamamodernfarmer  #gardenlife  #slowliving  #kitchengarden  #slowhandmadehome  #ofsimplethings  #gardenjournal  #theartofgardening 
Halfway through September and we finally have a decent amount of ripe tomatoes!!!! I got 5lbs of canning tomatoes (which is less than I was getting on a daily basis last year!) and I couldn’t be happier!! We also finally got enough cherries to overflow a bowl! The red cherry tomatoes are still very slow so I kept those ones separate so I can cook with them. The yellow & purple cherry tomatoes are perfect for snacking!
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#kidsgarden #garden #veggiegarden #gardenlady #kidsgardening #freshfromthegarden #vegan #urbanfarming #cherrytomatoes #gardeningwithkids #gardening #vegetablegarden #growfoodnotlawns #backyardgarden #plantsofinstagram #growplants #growyourown #eatrealfood #theartofgardening #gardenlife #slowliving #kitchengarden #slowhandmadehome #ofsimplethings #gyo #freshtomatoes #tomatoes
Halfway through September and we finally have a decent amount of ripe tomatoes!!!! I got 5lbs of canning tomatoes (which is less than I was getting on a daily basis last year!) and I couldn’t be happier!! We also finally got enough cherries to overflow a bowl! The red cherry tomatoes are still very slow so I kept those ones separate so I can cook with them. The yellow & purple cherry tomatoes are perfect for snacking! • • • #kidsgarden  #garden  #veggiegarden  #gardenlady  #kidsgardening  #freshfromthegarden  #vegan  #urbanfarming  #cherrytomatoes  #gardeningwithkids  #gardening  #vegetablegarden  #growfoodnotlawns  #backyardgarden  #plantsofinstagram  #growplants  #growyourown  #eatrealfood  #theartofgardening  #gardenlife  #slowliving  #kitchengarden  #slowhandmadehome  #ofsimplethings  #gyo  #freshtomatoes  #tomatoes 
I haven’t spent much time in my garden lately. Due to getting ready for market season for my actual job that isn’t gardening, I haven’t even been checking on it daily anymore...which is evident when seeing more giant zucchini’s!! So #inmygarden today is some oversized zucchini, more orange pumpkins and finally some red tomatoes!!! I’m going to harvest everything tonight 👩🏼‍🌾 Happy gardening!
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#gyo #garden #veggiegarden #gardenlady #plantlady #freshfromthegarden #canningseason #vegan #urbanfarming #farming #inmygarden #gardenupdate #gardening #vegetablegarden #inmygardentoday #backyardgarden #plantsofinstagram #growplants #growyourown #eatrealfood #iamamodernfarmer #gardenlife #slowliving #kitchengarden #slowhandmadehome #ofsimplethings #gardenjournal #theartofgardening
I haven’t spent much time in my garden lately. Due to getting ready for market season for my actual job that isn’t gardening, I haven’t even been checking on it daily anymore...which is evident when seeing more giant zucchini’s!! So #inmygarden  today is some oversized zucchini, more orange pumpkins and finally some red tomatoes!!! I’m going to harvest everything tonight 👩🏼‍🌾 Happy gardening! • • • #gyo  #garden  #veggiegarden  #gardenlady  #plantlady  #freshfromthegarden  #canningseason  #vegan  #urbanfarming  #farming  #inmygarden  #gardenupdate  #gardening  #vegetablegarden  #inmygardentoday  #backyardgarden  #plantsofinstagram  #growplants  #growyourown  #eatrealfood  #iamamodernfarmer  #gardenlife  #slowliving  #kitchengarden  #slowhandmadehome  #ofsimplethings  #gardenjournal  #theartofgardening 
It’s the first day of school for Oliver!! Today he starts 2nd grade!!! Time sure is flying 😪
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#firstdayofschool #secondgrade #theygrowsofast
Sometime in the middle of the night, my rain gauge overflowed! At noon yesterday I emptied it (it was at 4” then) so in 48 hours, we had over 12” of rain 😬 needless to say, the garden is very wet and I haven’t been in it for a few days! I did walk by it and noticed some VERY large zucchini’s that will need to be harvested today!!
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#gyo #garden #veggiegarden #somuchrain #plantlady #freshfromthegarden #rain #vegan #urbanfarming #farming #inmygarden #gardenupdate #gardening #vegetablegarden #inmygardentoday #backyardgarden #plantsofinstagram #growplants #growyourown #eatrealfood #iamamodernfarmer #gardenlife #slowliving #kitchengarden #slowhandmadehome #ofsimplethings #gardenjournal #theartofgardening
Sometime in the middle of the night, my rain gauge overflowed! At noon yesterday I emptied it (it was at 4” then) so in 48 hours, we had over 12” of rain 😬 needless to say, the garden is very wet and I haven’t been in it for a few days! I did walk by it and noticed some VERY large zucchini’s that will need to be harvested today!! • • • #gyo  #garden  #veggiegarden  #somuchrain  #plantlady  #freshfromthegarden  #rain  #vegan  #urbanfarming  #farming  #inmygarden  #gardenupdate  #gardening  #vegetablegarden  #inmygardentoday  #backyardgarden  #plantsofinstagram  #growplants  #growyourown  #eatrealfood  #iamamodernfarmer  #gardenlife  #slowliving  #kitchengarden  #slowhandmadehome  #ofsimplethings  #gardenjournal  #theartofgardening 
🍉Watermelon report! 🍉
I cracked open the watermelon today!! It should have been picked a day or two earlier as it had some cracking inside. The good news it was picked before it got mushy and still tastes wonderful!! Happy gardening! 👩🏼‍🌾
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#gardener #garden #veggiegarden #gardenlady #growingwatermelon #freshfromthegarden #melons #vegan #urbanfarming #iamamodernfarmer #watermelon #gyo #gardening #vegetablegarden #growfoodnotlawns #backyardgarden #plantsofinstagram #growplants #growyourown #eatrealfood #theartofgardening #gardenlife #slowliving #kitchengarden #slowhandmadehome #ofsimplethings #inmygarden #gardeningwithkids
🍉Watermelon report! 🍉 I cracked open the watermelon today!! It should have been picked a day or two earlier as it had some cracking inside. The good news it was picked before it got mushy and still tastes wonderful!! Happy gardening! 👩🏼‍🌾 • • • #gardener  #garden  #veggiegarden  #gardenlady  #growingwatermelon  #freshfromthegarden  #melons  #vegan  #urbanfarming  #iamamodernfarmer  #watermelon  #gyo  #gardening  #vegetablegarden  #growfoodnotlawns  #backyardgarden  #plantsofinstagram  #growplants  #growyourown  #eatrealfood  #theartofgardening  #gardenlife  #slowliving  #kitchengarden  #slowhandmadehome  #ofsimplethings  #inmygarden  #gardeningwithkids