Monday, September 9, 2013

Mini Farm, Mini Farmer

This is my son, Moshe, and his harvest for the day. 

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Our First Watermelon!

Our first watermelon from the Kinder Garden - and it's yummy!




Thursday, June 20, 2013

Kindergarten's Kinder Garden!


This year Gan Torah Preschool here in Louisville let me borrow some seed planters. Here's a cute little watermelon plant that's doing quite nicely! Thanks Danny!

Tilling - Like a Bas (Bas is Hebrew for Daughter)









Backyard Pick-Your-Own

When we lived in Baltimore, my husband and I would take our ninos and drive an hour out of town in order to pay $4 for a pint of blueberries.   Yep.

Today, I had the pleasure of watching my two 'big' boys (ages 4 and 2) pick blackberries right in our backyard.  So far this year, we've also had strawberries, banana peppers and just a few tomatoes.  I'm hoping for zucchini, watermelon and cabbage later in the summer. 

Although each boy only got about 5 in their containers (the rest went into the moths) I think we had a pretty good harvest...until tomorrow!  I'm loving living in Kentucky!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Balance? What's balance?

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People often ask me how I balance it all.  Haha - not! If my life were more unbalanced we'd all be living upside down.

By waking up early
Reality: By waking up 5 minutes after the kids do - this provides a maximum sense of panic and frustration in the morning to motivate me to get everyone dressed and out of the house.

By making a weekly meal plan
Reality:  Screw you plan! I promptly rearrange all meals after the first night.  I can't live under anybody's rules - no even my own.

By communicating with my husband
Reality: I get mad at the poor guy when things go wrong - whatever the problem is, is likely his fault.

By leaving work at work
Reality: I stress about work all the time and constantly check my e-mails.  It doesn't help that I'm pretty sure I'm the weakest link at work, so I work extra hours and don't log them in to try and make up for my inadequacies.

By spending quality time with my children
Reality: I make breakfast while Daniel plays with the kids.  I wash laundry while the kids play with each other and Uri cries.  I wash the dishes while kids watch a movie.  I nurse the baby while kids are playing with the neighbor's kids in the toy room.  I work while they're at school.

Friday, January 18, 2013

I am a gardener wannabe

It's the truth. I may have taken two botany classes in college and have a degree in biology, but I'm 27 years old and have not yet grown a single tomato to ripeness. (The few I did grow were tragically picked to early by me then 2-year-old.

But I haven't given up hope. I intend to one day write a new list entitled: I am a gardener.