Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn and I am the mother of 2 young kids and an environmental studies instructor at a community college in Portland, Oregon. Please join me as I journey through life as a mama, teacher, knitter, photographer, gardener, and environmentalist!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Weekending: Saturday Farmer's Market (And A Whole Lot of Gardening)

Joining in with Amanda at The Habit of Being for a weekending post. This weekend was full. Productive, but full and I feel like I haven't had a chance to sit still. It was mostly full of gardening, and lots and lots of it. Todd's back is hurt, so most if the grunt work was on me, which gave me quite a work out. Pulling out grasses that had invaded our garden, planting seeds, planting starts, adding compost, trimming and pruning.... and it still didn't get finished. Not even close!
We also managed to squeeze in a trip to the farmer's market for breakfast and to pick out starts on Saturday morning, followed by a trip to get more gardening supplies at the local nursery. There was also a girls night out to pub knitting, a family venture downtown to watch the soccer match, a few good meals, a trip out for tacos and a spicy margarita, a lot of house cleaning, and gardening. Did I mention the gardening?
It felt good to spend most of the weekend outside, but my body is pretty spent right about now. I will leave you all with a few pictures form our farmer's market excursion while I go to relax!

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  1. Sounds and looks like a great weekend. Good luck with your garden! I need to spend more time in mine, but that will have to wait for school to be out at the end of this week! Have a nice week.

  2. Love those pictures of your family. Sounds like you had a really packed weekend! I don't blame you for being exhausted. Wishing you good rest.

  3. Sounds like a great weekend, love the family pics. We spent most of the weekend outside too, gardening in fact :) It was great!

    Enjoy your week.

  4. I've been meaning to pop by and say hello! Our weekends sound similar - only being a Realtor mine also involved showing houses, etc. There's just never enough time in the garden and with all this rain we've had the weeds are doing as well as the seeds & starts! Beautiful photos. Wishing you the best :)

  5. I hope your husband's back gets better soon. I don't know if I could do what my husband does around the garden :) Rest up and just think of all the joy your gardening will bring!

  6. beautiful photos! looks like a fantastic weekend!