Little Wife On the Prairie

When you are everything to everyone, well, you had better act like you have it all together.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


It is that time again!  Time to become better acquainted with the dirt.  But first, I have to show you something that we did this weekend.

This is the sweet little chubby hand of my 2-year-old.  He is feeling the popcorn kernels that we grew in our garden last year.  They were so cute!  But I questioned if they would actually make popcorn.  We got brave and decided to give it a try.

It worked!  The popcorn is not like what you get at the movies.  They pop up tiny.  It is much more like a grain than a fluffy crunchy snack.  We still ate it with butter and salt.  It was very good!  I was just so pleased that we were able to grow and pop our own popcorn.  Thanks Papa for giving us the seed!

Okay, back to the dirt.  We have had a very early Spring sneak up on us.  There are blossoms on the trees and the grass is coming back to life.  I always get kind of sad when this happens because I know we will have another freeze or two before Spring is really here.  So we pray that our little apricot tree will hold off a bit longer!  The warm weather did make me realize that I had not planted my early garden.  So yesterday, through the blowing wind and dirt, my family and I got some things in the ground.  I do love this part!  This is the front bed with our tiny onions.

I know this looks like a mess but it is really beautiful pink tulips!  You will see.
This is where the lettuce, carrots and green onion will come alive! 
 I can't wait to have fresh greens.

 This little guy was thrilled to get his first time to play with the hose this season.
 I was not so thrilled because I had to seek refuge in the house. 
He was determined to get me wet.


 I guess I can't blame him.  It was pretty fun!

 Plus, the joy in his little face is contagious. 
(He has his Daddy's smile wrinkles already!)

 My older boys were content with bikes and Rip Sticks. 
Asher is perfecting the cool factor of Rip-Sticking.

 Zaddy is doing bike tricks and hair tricks.

 Our Daddy, who still loves to play, got a Rip Stick for his birthday.
 He is just one of the boys.  I love that about him.  It keeps us young!

 He keeps us young and these guys keep me happy!  I love you babies!


jeana said...

Aw, I love!
No wonder Matt and Dan are such good friends. We could throw them a party and give them a bunch of toys and they would be thrilled! ;)
Love you guys!


Carrie said...

You make me smile, Rachelle! Hoping to get our garden going soon -- we're doing potatoes this year! yikes. :-) I'm hoping for some greens. We'll see how it all goes.
Been thinkin' bout you and little miss! :-)
Love to you!

Little Wife on the Prairie said...

Yes Jeana! They need to "play" more often. So do we! :)

Carrie, good luck with the potatoes. They are soooooo good! I am not going to try them again this year. I am simplifying just a bit. Thanks for thinking of us! Miss you.