Sunday, July 20, 2008

A trip, garden & suckers

Hello? Hello, anyone there? Just checking. I am sure no one really missed my blogs but just in case I guess I will start them up again.

After more than 1,800 miles and almost as many bathroom stops we are back home. It was a great two weeks up in Montana and the boys and I had a blast.

Our first stop on the trip was to see Gramma Mary. Once we got there she gave us a tour of her garden. She has raspberries, snap peas, pumpkins, tomatoes, asparagus, and so on. She also has planted a row of potatoes. In the potatoes she co-planted sucker seeds. Here she is showing the boys where they have been planted.......

They head down the row to start the harvesting of suckers. And on a side note: Is that a gorgeous view or what?Hmmmm. My oldest is not diving in just yet. But leave it to Colt, he is not afraid to just dive right in and start looking for suckers....
Whoa! Lookie there! The first sucker is up and the harvest has begun. I love the look on my oldest boys face, he is just amazed!
No stopping them now. They gently but quickly push the potato plants aside to look for suckers.
They each harvested two suckers, what a great day in the garden. You have to look at the shirt my oldest is wearing, it says "It's my brothers fault".... yup, that is usually true.
We stayed there for a few days and they got a few more harvests. What a great garden I tell ya!

12 comments:

Carl said...

Glad to hear you had a wonderful vacation, the weather has been absolutely amazing in Montana this summer. Welcome back...

Anonymous said...

need sucker seed ........help me.........
farmer

Anonymous said...

I had too much fun with those wonderful grandsons! It was a treat to see them check to see if any new suckers had sprouted overnight. I miss all of you.
Love and lots of hugs....Gramma M.

Tash said...

I like your new header!!

Anonymous said...

What a clever idea Gma had!! How fun. After being gone a week, it is go fun to catch up with the blog world today. I'm glad you had a great trip. You have a beautiful header. Linda

Anonymous said...

I didn't know you were on vacation and I faithfully checked your blog several times a day waiting to see what new pictures/stories you had published. Imagine my dismay when day after day no new posting! :)
I was getting worried about you. I was hoping you were on vacation and hadn't quit the blogging business!

Glad you're back!

What a great idea to pick the suckers! Myrna

thecottonwife said...

What great pictures! It looks like y'all had so much fun.

Wrena said...

Love the post and the pix waiting for more!

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The J's said...

I was checking too! It's always fun to read your posts & see your great pictures.

Anonymous said...

Oh now you all need to back off, I keep telling ya that she gets a big head pretty easily!!

Actually.... I was starting to miss those pics of my kiddos too!!!! Getting to be a spell since I seen them!!

Rut

Larsens in Wyoming said...

I think my kids would like me to grow suckers instead of tomatoes and peppers!! Cute idea!