Sunday, June 17, 2012

Internship and THE most amazing back yard garden ever

There will be a series of posts this summer dealing with my internship in Oregon.  Some of them may not pertain per se to science but will be more of an update for those who want to see what I'm up to.  Although, because of the nature of my internship the majority of the posts WILL deal with science.  Just not this one...

My former father-in-law has the coolest garden ever.  My kids had a blast exploring it and helping grandpa pick strawberries and peas.  The kids and I ate fresh strawberries and blueberries in our yogurt this morning.  Yum.

The kids' introduction to the garden - picking peas...

...And strawberries

Now, so you can see the scope of this amazing garden....
One side of the fence

And the adjacent side

And a couple family pics...
Grandpa has a slightly funny look on his face...think he wasn't expecting the pic taken for another half second. :)

The little guy digging for dinosaurs in the compost pile. :)  Don't worry, it's mostly dirt.


  1. That really is an amazing garden. Your kids are lucky to have that experience. My dad helped me and my brother plant a garden with carrots and peas. I still remember how delicious those homemade green peas were. They tasted so much better than the store-bought stuff. It's a beautiful garden. Makes me want to grow one.

  2. The garden became a bit chaotic as the summer went on and things got crazy but it is a great garden even still.