Thursday, August 14, 2008

Bounty of our garden






Yesterday, my husband suggested we can already spend the night in our new home, so we packed some essentials and had a delightful sleep in our big cosy bed, instead of curling up on an air mattress. Our first night in our new home - how exciting! Since our new home is only five minutes from the old one, it makes moving much more convenient.
Here are some pictures from our little garden. The pomegranates aren't quite ripe yet, but I'm sure they will be nice and red in a month or so. Oh, and here is also our fierce neighbour-duck, looking up suspiciously and wondering what on earth we are doing here. :-)
I'm back in our old house for the day, and let me tell you, the place is a mess. Everything must be moved by tomorrow so I'd better move on and start packing what's left. I hope to share more pictures soon, as we settle into a routine and our home starts to take shape on the inside.
I have so many things swirling in my head, begging to be written down, but it will have to wait a few days. I'm also a bit behind on answering emails - thank you so much for understanding. As soon as time allows, I intend to write back to everyone who graciously sent me a note.
"See" you and "talk" to you soon!

30 comments:

TheRetroHousewife said...

Wow I need to go back and relearn my animals, I thought that was some kind of funky chicken lol.

Again, so jealous of all of the fruit you have there!

Sammybunny said...

POMEGRANATE TREES!!!!??? How amazingly exciting! I adore pomegranates and how wonderful it must be for you to just walk out and pick one! Isn't God good?

Tracy said...

It looks like you're moving in at just the right time. Enjoy your produce!

Diana said...

What a wonderful garden!:) Thank you for sharing it with us.

Bethany Hudson said...

Anna, it's just lovely! I'm so jealous of your fruit trees. Around here, I've got to hit up the local farms to get produce right off the trees. I'm hoping that when we buy our first home that's NOT a condo, it will have plenty of space for fruit-bearing trees. Oh, and your ducky neighbor is a hoot!
~Bethany

Anonymous said...

THE LORD SAYS I WILL FILL YOUR BORDERS WITH THE FINEST WHEAT-YOUR
LITTLE BORDER IS LUSH WITH FRUITS ...
LET US PRAISE THE LORD TOGETHER!
I dont know why my message prints
funny on the blog?

His Wife and Their Mommy said...

you are so lucky you have fruit growing in your garden. I pay so much money to have fresh fruit.

Elizabeth said...

What beautiful pictures! :) Everything sounds SO lovely. I'm happy for you, as you move into your new home and make it a haven for your family!

USAincognito said...

Wow!! What a blessing and privilege to have such beautiful fruit growing in your own yard!!!

Ewokgirl said...

Oh, how blessed you are to have all those fruit trees and vines! Pomegranates are so expensive here! Looks like you'll have abundant fruit for your little family.

Anonymous said...

Is that, in fact, a duck? It looks more like a rooster to me--but I'm not used to exotic Mediterranean fowl, so maybe I've just never seen such a creature! He certainly looks ferocious, Anna. Careful!

Michelle said...

What a blessing to have fresh fruit right in your yard!!! I'd LOVE that.

And what kind of duck is that? Its awfully odd looking...but then, I'm used to only seeing mallard ducks.

Mrs.KAOS said...

The pictures are so beautiful; its almost heartbreaking that not everyone is able to enjoy such simple peace and bounty.

Anonymous said...

Hi Anna,

Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures from your new garden. You and your husband are so blessed to have a fruitful garden already growing at your new home! We have been in our home for nearly 5 years, and we have a spacious yard that the previous owners allowed to grow wild, so we've actually spent all this time taming and removing overgrown plants. Now we are getting close to the day when we can establish a healthy garden.
Thanks again for sharing!
-MDM (My Dollies' Mama)

MarkyMark said...

You have a nice garden! Fresh food, especially that which you grew on your own, tastes better, and it's better for you...

Anonymous said...

Oh I'm so jealous that you're moving into a home with existing fruit trees and garden !!!

Warm congratulations Anna on your new home and life !

Sincerely
Cristina

Misty said...

Lovely pictures Anna. I am excited for all that your new home will hold for your family. May you especially take hold of the restful Shabbat that is just a few hours away.

Susan said...

Anna, how wonderful that you have an established garden! I can imagine all the wonderful apple pies and grape goodies you'll make! What fun!

Andrea said...

Anna, I'm so happy for you that both you and Mr T are so excited about your new home! The fruit trees look lush and beautiful and, as your post title observes, so very bountiful.

Your excitement for your new-beginning life is just palpable in this post, and in all your recent posts too; I wish you so many years of peace and joy together in your new house, as well as in any and all houses that may follow after it!

Courtney said...

HI anna, what kind of fruit is the 4th picture? I dont think I've ever seen one of those. And I know how you feel with moving, we just finished unpacking yesterday evening. Seemed like forever!! Good luck to you!

Coffee Catholic said...

Absolutely lovely, Anna!

Kelly said...

Wow, everything looks so beautiful.

Kelly said...

Wow, everything looks so beautiful.

Jennifer said...

I stumbled upon your beautiful blog today while I was researching "canning and preserving." I found one of your older posts - and I'm very glad I did. What a beautiful garden you have here! Wow...

As I write, I am making plum jam. My first attempts at learning to can and preserve. I made some refrigerator jam the other day and it was SO good, I decided to try preserving some for the winter. I do have a friend here in Georgia (U.S.A.) who is helping me with her experience, but she isn't home today! My jam is done, but I'm looking for last minute tips on the canning process. I'm sure I'll find it...

It's nice to "meet" you - and I look forward to reading more soon. Right now the jam awaits!

Jen

Amber said...

Wishing you a happy and restfull Sabbath (We are just getting ready to start ours here in North Idaho)

Amber

Michele Helms said...

Oh what a sweet time for you! New house, an orchard and a new baby coming! Enjoy this wonderful time of expectation!

Mrs. Anna T said...

I don't remember now who asked what, but the fruit in the 4-th picture is pomegranate, and yes, I'm pretty sure this is a duck, because of its feet!

Mrs. Amy Brigham said...

I must admit I am a wee bit jealous of your garden, Anna. It's lovely! Are you going to be planting anything else? :o)

As we now know we're staying in the area we're living in now, I've already began the search for a home to buy and will hopefully be signing papers within the next 6-8 months, whenever my husband gets R&R or comes home, whichever comes first. I can hardly wait to start a garden next spring, complete with fruit trees, though I'm sure those will take quite a while to produce any fruit. ;o)

Susan B said...

You have a beautiful garden. I love the fruit trees. It's wonderful to have fresh fruit right off the trees. Cute picture of the duck!

Coffee Catholic said...

Hi Anna!! I did see this post but I must have forgotten to comment? (Baby brain...)

You are SO BLESSED! We have a veg garden and I'm so greatful for such a blessing. Isn't living in the country so wonderful???