Showing posts from June, 2015

Green House Hobby

By observation Justin and I figured gardening in Germany had to be fairly easy. We both love to work in the yard and see things grow, so we splurged on a green house. We have found a hobby we both enjoy doing together and that our kids can do with us.
With Justin's experience working at his family's green houses and after asking mom and dad Schmidt a few questions we got started.

We first planted in the plugs, not shown here. Once they sprouted we transplanted them to the pots/trays shown below. Then after the last freeze we transplanted them to our garden boxes.

This being our first year we definitely learned a lot, mostly from failures.

One lesson being that squash and corn plants do NOT like to be transplanted, ha. Which we did twice. Oops
We also planted them way too early with everything else, and in a spot where tree roots sapped the ground of water and nutrients.

Since we do not own a truck, we had a dump truck deliver soil for our garden boxes. Yes, it was dumped on ou…

Boys Day Out

Justin and Sam do a "Boys day out" about once a month.

They have included;

Go karting
A wrestling competition
Elmo show

They definitely have a good time

Sam obviously loves them.

Normandy - Our favorite trip to date

Justin has a lot of neat opportunties within his job as a C130J pilot in the Airforce and one of those was to fly with the French Air Force during the Anniversary of D-Day. Melanie Zambrano and I decided we could do the drive in order to see our husbands and experience part of it with them. We're so glad we did. It was a 7 hour drive, but well worth it.

 Sam and Justin hung at the beach while I went to the museums. Justin had already visited them before we got there.