Friday, 8 July 2016

Our Garden

We have a garden this year! We have tried a garden before, and miserably failed. But this year, it's actually successful! We're already getting radishes and lettuce already. I'm so excited for everything else. :) Let me give you a tour of our garden...


                         It doesn't look like anything is growing, but let's get a closer look...

Isn't this tomato so cute? We have oodles of tomatoes! So many different kinds too, this one is a cherry tomato.

We put straw between the rows of veggies to keep the weeds down, and keep the moisture in. It really works! It's awesome!

Here's only half of the tomatoes! 

Between the rows of corn.  It's not very high yet, but it's doing really really well.

Our little corn patch.

In this section we have: beans, peas, lettuces, kale, radishes, beets, herbs, okra, and probably more that I'm forgetting. ;P

This squash plant is doing really well! We have pumpkins too, and a whole bunch of different kinds of squash and gourds.

A teeny tiny squash. :) It's so fun to watch all the vegetables grow!

This is a little watermelon! I'm so excited for watermelon! We have a cantaloupe plant too!

So there you have it! Our garden. I hope you enjoyed it! You'll probably hear more about it as the summer goes on! Thanks for reading. :)

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Blogging again....Hopefully :)

Woah...I haven't posted since last year. Whoops. ;P  Well, I'm back!! I'm hoping to get back into blogging again! There is a ton to blog about. So, if anyone follows this blog, I hope you follow along with me. Post soon!......Hopefully.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Grapes, thanksgiving and much more!

Happy Thanksgiving!
I can't believe it's Fall already! I love Fall though, the pretty colours, pumpkin spice everything :), and I love Thanksgiving! 
Sorry I haven't written, it's been a very eventful two weeks!
A couple Sundays ago, our friends the Cacciacarros performed a wonderful concert called, 'A taste of the Sound of Music' It was lovely! Thank you Cacciacarros! 
Mom's birthday also happened! Happy Birthday Mom! And then there's grapes, lots and lots of grapes! As I have mentioned before we have a grape vineyard, and we have been picking like crazy and making lots of things out of grapes, as in pies, juice, and freezing grapes that we can use later in the winter. 
Now for pictures! Sorry for bad quality, they are all from an iphone!

The Cacciacarro Girls! You did a great job!

Me on the lawnmower.
The trailer is attached to it so it can hold the grapes.

The concord grape pies. 

Our grandpa helped out too!

These are the boys grinding all the grapes to make the juice.

Mom and Dad
Happy Birthday Mom!

Hope you enjoyed the post!

Thursday, 1 October 2015

A busy week!

This week has been pretty busy! We got back from vacation a couple weeks ago, and we're still getting into the swing of things! We've been pretty busy with school because we didn't do it when on vacation of course! :) We have grape vine yards at our farm, and we've been picking, canning and juicing grapes, and of course, eating! Other than grapes, we've been canning a few other things too, such as beets and salsa. I love home-made salsa!
This week some of our close friends were moving away to British Columbia. :*( They came to our house early this morning to say good bye and we gave them banana muffins for the drive! I'll miss them.  Now for some pictures!

This is the salsa. Look at the colours!

 These are the beets. Such a pretty pink!
 Grape juice.

Our concord grapes, they are so delicious!

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Introduction to the Maretzki Family blog!

Hello there!
I'm Sawyer Maretzki! This is my blog. Here I will be documenting my family's farming, homeschooling, 8 kid life! Sounds exciting doesn't it? Trust me, it is! Let me tell you a little bit about us. We have a lot of animals on our farm, horses, ponies, pigs, chickens, turkeys, cows and probably more to come that you'll see on this blog! As I have said, we are a homeschooling family, even busier! But I love it! We're a family of 10 with 8 kids, Sydney 18, Jesse 17, Davy 14, Sawyer (myself) 12, Jude 9, Jinger 8, Jonas 6, Brock 4, and of course mom and dad, Gordon and Paula. So there you go!

Hope you follow along! Enjoy!

Sawyer for the Maretzkis.
This is my family.