By: Jennifer Murray

Veggie Tales In Real Life


Our little garden has been good to us.  We started off with a nice little harvest of sweet peas.  Most of them didn’t even make it inside the house. They were eaten raw off the vine by my little snackers. Next we had several servings of green beans.  And now we’re picking sweet corn and tons of cucumbers.  The peppers and tomatoes should be right behind! 



It’s been such a great hands-on family project and I can’t wait to expand it next year!  It’s been so fun to watch the Veggie Tales come to life in our garden. 

We’ve been waiting on “Bob the Tomato” to turn red…


The boys are eager to eat the veggies if they are fresh from our garden.  I guess they like to know where their food comes from!


Green Beans raw?  YUM.


And they even come back for more…


It makes a mama happy.


This post is linked at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam.

12 Responses to “Veggie Tales In Real Life”

  1. Julia
    July 20, 2010 at 11:55 am #

    Love it! I am not so lucky to have a yard where I can plant stuff (all tiled), but my girls also love to eat raw veggies! Green beans, okra, broccoli, you name it, I sometimes worry that it will make them sick because them can eat so much while I am preparing a meal. I dream of a garden like that and some chicken to give me fresh free-range eggs!

    Your boys are adorable! I think I had never commented here, so here is a hi from Brazil!

  2. Diana
    July 20, 2010 at 12:44 pm #

    I’m glad you linked up to tasty tuesday! That’s how I found your post 🙂 Your tomatoes should come any day now. Mine took over 3 weeks to turn red–now they’re coming out my ears! Well, not literally 🙂 Great garden!

  3. Liberty
    July 20, 2010 at 1:15 pm #

    I love raw green beans! great looking garden!!

  4. Cheryl
    July 20, 2010 at 1:55 pm #

    They look DELICIOUS! (Especially Larry the Cucumber!) Congrats on the growing harvest, and the precious growing boys.

  5. Melinda
    July 20, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

    Could they be any cuter?! Your garden looks wonderful! I have to agree that peas are best when fresh picked from the garden!

  6. Jenn Brothers-Haler
    July 20, 2010 at 3:41 pm #

    Wish Jackson would eat veggies from our garden! He’s more than happy to pick them (even when they’re not ready and we tell him not to!) but he won’t dare try one!

  7. Kara
    July 20, 2010 at 5:34 pm #

    Your garden looks wonderful, now I’m jealous:) How wonderful for your boys to have these fresh veggies, I love it. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I’m so glad you found me.

  8. Barbara Manatee
    July 20, 2010 at 8:48 pm #

    lookin’ good! We have beans coming out of our ears right now and we’ll soon be enjoying corn and zucchini and squash galore!! Aren’t you loving having your own garden!?!

  9. Lauren
    July 20, 2010 at 9:32 pm #

    I love that picture of the four of them chowing down on the veggies. Too cute! I bet it makes you proud 🙂

  10. Aimee
    July 21, 2010 at 8:21 am #

    Nice work mama! We’ve been talking about doing this forever, so you might just be my motivation for next year! Enjoy the fruits of your labor!

  11. Sherri (HoundDogMom)
    July 21, 2010 at 8:32 am #

    Love raw green beans. And actually my basset hound goes crazy for raw beans, moans and drools when I am snapping them to can. Our garden is not doing well this year sadly, so hot here (Illinois) and when it rains it rains so hard it beats it to death. Hopefully it will come around and we will at least get a little something out of it. Yours looks awesome and so great you are teach the boys about growing your food. So much better for you. 🙂 Have a great day!

  12. Julie
    July 21, 2010 at 9:31 pm #

    You must be so organized in order to get all you do done. I love reading your stories and when I am trying and sometimes failing with the one I have, I can read your site and think, if she can do it with 4, I can certainly do it with one. Though we may have different challenges I know I can do better. So thanks for sharing your lives with us. It has been a joy.

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