Our Very Small Harvest

Life is funny…it’s full of expectations and anxiously waiting for things to go as planned. Well this year I will tell you my garden expectations were shattered when God threw at us a very hot, mosquito-infested summer. Being exhausted in my first trimester along with those elements of nature- let’s just say my highly anticipated garden soon became a weed garden. So the harvest was not plentiful this year, but it was still fun to pick one bean here or there or one of 10 ripened tomatoes that grew. I have for you the pictures of our carrots that fought through the weed battle. Though they were small, they still packed a mighty flavor. Check out our small harvest of carrots.

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Crazy how big that belly looks from that angle too. That was me at 23 weeks.

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Look at those colors though…my favorite kind of carrots.

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I will say we were blessed with a little gift we didn’t expect as well. When we moved in last summer, we had bought 2 apple trees and planted them in our front yard. One was a Cortland and the other was a Honeycrisp. It’s only their first year, so when we saw blossoms we thought that was a great sign they were doing all right. We didn’t discover until mid-summer that we actually had one single apple growing on the Honeycrisp tree. Now I’m the type of person who gets excited over small things, so I think God thought He was gonna show off a little bit for us this summer. It worked let me tell you! Call me silly, but I was just praying that little apple would survive and that we’d be able to enjoy the literal fruits of our labor. If you know me, I had to document the event since we were just a tad bit excited. Here’s our one precious Honeycrisp apple harvest this year.

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Ben picking it from the tree.

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Tada!

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It was thoroughly enjoyed with peanut butter.

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Here’s to hoping there’s more to enjoy next year when Little Mister is here.

Love,

Emma

aka: The Housewife- not master gardener

2 thoughts on “Our Very Small Harvest

  1. oh emma, you make me smile so, and make me feel like I am right there with you two. I am so happy about that because I miss you…and everyone …. and I like to feel close. keep the blogs coming, I love them. and you.

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