Friday, August 9, 2013

My Vacation

I returned from my vacation to visit my sister two days ago and I feel so refreshed. It had to be the weather in upper state New York. Highs in the upper 70's and lows in the upper 50's and low 60's. I was the only one wearing a sweater but because I am so acclimated to 100 degree temps I was a little cool.
I say it was the weather that put a bit of spunk back in me because we were on the go the whole time.  Donna has ten children and 15 grand children so it is wild and crazy all the time.

The cabbage were enormous. In fact everything was huge compared to what grows in my gardens.
Our haul for the morning was very pretty!
We picked green beans two mornings starting about 6:15 in the morning. It's light so early there. My sister cans and this year her goal is to put up 60-80 jars of beans. She is now up to 32. Half her plants are just starting to produce.
  I ate great veggies with every meal. The Amish grow the best sweet corn and I was lucky it was just starting to be picked. We had it 3 times. It is delicious. I even got to attend the annual Amish dinner one evening.
All the married nieces and nephews grow gardens too. Their little ones know what everything is and help where they can.
 Jeff and Rachael's garden was the most amazing. Not one weed!
And of course there was a new baby to hold. I had such fun.


  1. It is so beautiful there!! The plants are amazing! I'm glad you enjoyed a refreshing visit with your sister and family. =)

    I don't know how close they are to Buffalo, but I fell in love with that place two Octobers ago!

    Enjoyed being at your studio Friday. blessings ~ tanna

  2. The first thing I noticed in the top picture were the giant cabbages. That is just too unreal! What a gift..of a life, of a vacation. Ahh..simplicity. I love it. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. What a beautiful family and such wonderful gardens. I didn't know it was so pretty there. Sounds like a good trip. Love the pictures.

  4. Your pictures are amazing! Sounds like a wonderful trip and I know you enjoyed the visit with your sister

  5. Amazing gardens, all! Ten children and fifteen grandchildren...what a full and beautiful life. Glad you got to spend some time with family. xo, janice



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