Early in the summer we prepared the soil, planted seeds and plants, weeded, worked the soil and now wer are reaping the benefits. We were able to have peas for dinner last night. We are going to make Zuchinin bread and will have the green beans for dinner tonight. We have been eating our cucumbers and strawberries and a few tomatos. We are looking forward to eating our corn, watermelon, carrots, and using the pumpkins later in the fall. I have never grown corn or carrots before so I am excited to see that it is working. Along with all the great things about the garden there are also the pests. We have lots of grasshopers, which the girls love to chase around the yard and catch to go fishing and I just noticed yesturday the squash bugs so I will be out today to find the big one and kill them and scrape and destroy all the eggs. I know some of you may say just spray but if I wanted to eat sprayed food I would just buy it from the grocerey store. It is nice to know that my kids can just go out and pick and eat the food we have outside without worry of what may be on it. So i can deal with the pests for a few more months.