Monday, September 9, 2013


I have always loved seeing cotton growing in the fields of South Carolina. Last year Ashley saved a few seeds from some cotton we had picked up and he surprised me by planting cotton in our garden.  

It's a beautiful plant- I had no clue they had such pretty blossoms. 

Even though the cotton won't provide food for us, it does make me smile (and I am especially excited about seeing the white bolls later in the fall).  

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

New chickens, new eggs

Our new chickens have finally started laying eggs. Although they haven't figured out to use their boxes, they have given us an egg every day or so. 

When I cracked this morning's egg for pancakes, it was a double yoke! For chickens born in April, I think they are doing pretty well.  

Monday, September 2, 2013

Newest garden cart

While the big boys went dove hunting with Daddy, Tyler helped me with this morning's garden haul. An old neighbor gave us this car and it has been great for all sorts of things- now including transporting okra and peas.