The Asparagus beans have been in since March/April and whereas it took them months to vine, they've grown and grown and grown to the point where they've gone over the side of the trellis you see here and have made a jumble of a mess on the other side that's acting like a canopy! However, they have never yet flowered.
Until today! Look what I FINALLY found.
I can't wait to have these things grow to size. What should I do with them when I do get them? How will I know when they're fully ready to pick? I'm so excited.
I'm also excited to say the pool is open and functional and the kids are having a blast with it. Our neighbor came over the other day with her kids and brought her under water camera. I can't believe the incredible shots this thing took. Here's the girl. She can swim like a fish, but she can't touch the bottom, so we make her wear the life vest.
The boy is also great in the water. He's just realized he can dive down to get sunken toys and is working on his handstand.
What I find so interesting is that neither kid can swim above water. They both can, however, swim the breast stroke under the water. It makes me wonder how the swimming instructors around here make them learn to do the freestyle first and foremost when it's so much more difficult to windmill your arms rather than do the breast stroke. They're so concerned about style that the kids are constantly still afraid of the water and aren't learning simply how to swim. Neither kid had any success with the freestyle taught in swim lessons, but they picked up on the breast stroke within 30-45 minutes and were swimming back and forth. I'm grateful they can do it. I'll work on style later.
It just makes me wonder why swimming is taught the way it is sometimes.
Tomorrow? Salsa canning! I was supposed to do it tonight, but I forgot to buy the onions.
The morning comes early. Sweet gardening dreams.
January 27, 2015 - Family update
7 months ago