"Choose you this day whom ye will serve, but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15

Monday, December 31, 2012

update on Elder Jesse Wadsworth

Jesse is doing great.  We got to talk to him on Christmas day.  It was so fun to see him again.  He is doing really well and loving his mission.  He said that as excited as he is to see us, he is going to have a really hard time leaving the people and being in the full time service of the Lord.  He loves the feeling of helping and seeing people change their lives and come to a knowledge of their Savior, Jesus Christ.  There is nothing like it.  They had a mission choir which sang Christmas songs in the airport, and brought some teaching opportunities.  We were excited to hear that he is coming home the end of March.  It is a little sooner than we thought because of changes in the amount of time the missionaries will be at the MTC.  

Monday, December 17, 2012


family pictures-missing Jesse, who is in Brazil

 Resistance for the camera

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Hoop House Class

I went to a hoop house class from WNC last month, and it was really neat to see the different hoop and greenhouses at Lattin Farms and at Ray Johnson's farm in Silver Springs.  I loved seeing the green, lush plants in the middle of winter.  Here are some of the things we saw:  (all but the last picture are taken at the Johnson Farm in Silver Springs)

This a one of the hoop houses with a cover crop planted to be used for a green manure.

When we walked in the hoop house, the smell was incredible.  See the wild strawberries plants growing on the right?  There were so many ripe, red strawberries on them, and they smelled so good, it was seriously all I could do to keep myself from tasting some.  So jealous!
 These are the strawberries he has growing outside-they are day neutral strawberries (For more info, check out this site:  http://ccesuffolk.org/assets/Horticulture-Leaflets/Growing-Day-Neutral-Strawberries-In-Home-Gardens.pdf.  Incredible crop!  I need these at my house!

 This shows how they put shade cloth over the hoop houses to keep them cooler in the summer.  Otherwise, it gets so hot inside, it just cooks the plants.
 Here he is uncovering Hawaiin Ginger, which is a specialty crop that is bringing in a pretty penny right now.
 Here are some lettuce plants they were uncovering for the day.  They started these a couple of weeks ago.  They water with something called T tape.  I am excited to try it out.
 Shade cloths tied down.
 Older lettuce plants-don't they look tasty?  I want to grow lettuce year round for my family.

 Oh-This one is at Lattin Farm.  I think this is Bee Ann's hobby hoop house.  Where's mine?  hehe