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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Garden of Eden - Week 3

There has been some real growth this week. In the first pic back row are squash, middle row cucumbers, and front row a couple of watermelons on the left.

This bed contains the peas and the green beans and they both seem to be doing well. I have okra on the end and have not seen any growth yet.

Here you see the first stawberry getting bigger with several more blooms.

This is showing the tomatoes and peppers continuing to grow.

The only thing that concerns me are my two blueberry bushes and one of my pear trees. I am hoping that they are still just in their dormant stage, but I have yet to see any signs of grow so for this year. I guess I will have to just continue to water and pray...........................................BLM

Friday, March 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Lisa!!!

This post is to say Happy Birthday to my big sister Lisa. She is one of the most caring, giving, and thoughtful people I know. Phoenix adores her (Zion is still too young, but he will adore her too) and he asks me often if she can come to our house and play. Too bad Oregon is SO far away!!

We love you Lis and hope you have a wonderful birthday!!!

Monday, March 24, 2008


The Morgan family had a great Easter Weekend. It started with me narrating the part of Jesus Christ for the Round Rock Stake Easter Program. We had performances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. My best night was on Saturday, even though the performance on Friday was filmed. The performance is going to be shown on television on the same Time Warner channel that conference is shown on but they have not given us an air time yet. As soon as they do, I will let you all know about it. It is a very moving and spirit-filled event that everyone should see and it is only about 50 mintues long.

On Sunday we went to Church with the Hinze family so that we could celebrate Easter together. What as really fun was when Phoenix woke up from his nap, Tara had a bunch of plastic eggs laid around the house so that Phoenix could have his very own Easter Egg Hunt. He had great time, but it brought tears to my eyes because he is growing up so darn fast!

I cooked a ham (heated it up) and Tara made some yummy deviled eggs and we spent the rest of the day with the Hinzes and the Steeds. The that evening we had a visit from Cassie and her boyfriend Matt who played on the Texas State b-ball team (pop that rock!).

Hopefully, I can catch up on my sleep by Tuesday.

Much Love, Byron Lynn

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Garden of Eden - Week 1

Spent Friday morning cutting the yard. When I was ready to edge, my two year old edger would would not work properly. When I went to Home Depot to see what was wrong, I was told that the shaft needed to be replaced, but that it would be more costly than purchasing a new edger. So this time I purchased an edger with a five year warranty. I spend Saturday afternoon treating the yard for crabgrass, and I noticed on Sunday afternoon that it was already starting to work.

I also took a look at the vegetable beds and I noticed a squash and a a few okras pushing up through the soil.

In the front year on the fig tree closest to the driveway, we have a small fig growing and Tara noticed that we already have pears on our Kieffer pear tree.

Garden of Eden - Week 0

I made the day after the Superbowl a Morgan family holiday and I used the morning to rent a tiller. I wanted to extend two of the beds by about eight feet in length and then I created a totally new bed in the back yard so that there is one bed along each of the four sides of the back yard.

Standing on the back patio and moving clockwise:

Bed #1: This bed was used for mostly for green beans last year and was extended this year. It contains four row of sweet peas, four rows of green beans, and two rows of okra.

Bed #2: The entire bed this year is being used as a strawberry patch. I have four or five plants survive through the winter and I planted about 12 more strawberry plants. Not sure how well this will work out as this bed gets the least amount of sun, but has the best drainage.

Bed #3: This is a total new bed this years. Back row contains three of squash, middle row contains three mounds cucumbers, and the front three rows are all watermelon.

Bed #4: This bed produced the most last year. I also extended this bed by eight feet. The back row closest to the kitchen windows have all of the tomatoes. On each end I have cherry tomato plants, next to those on each end I have yellow tomatoes, and then there are five red (50-day maturity) tomato plants. For now on each end in the front row are two pepper plants. Additionally, I have planted two rows of eggplant on the north end of the bed. I have room to plant several rows of peppers, but I have not decided what to plant yet. I still have have several weeks to decide.

The tomatos and peppers I purchased from Lowes and everything else I planted from seed on 15 March 2008.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Our Garden of Eden in Texas

Front Yard:

I have planted five small pots with strawberry plants that I am keeping in the front yard.

The tree in the corner is a fig and the tree in the middle of the yard is a peach tree. The front of the house is lined with japanese boxwood shrubs.

In the pie shaped bed is a a fig tree. Next year we plan on planting annuals in this bed.

The closet tree is a Moonglow pear and the next is a peach tree.
Back Yard:

This is a Kieffer pear in the white ring. The green ring on the left is a rasberry and the green ring on the right is a blueberry.

This is a blueberry plant.

This is a grape vine which is has been growing like gangbusters.

These two pots contain strawberries which I am keeping in the back yard.

These first photos are pictures of our yard on 16 March 2008.

Phoenix and Daddy Flying a Kite

This afternoon Phoenix and I put together a kite and took it out in front of the house. It was a perfect day for kite flying. The wind was blowing and it was overcast so you could look up in the sky with out any glare from the sun. Phoenix wanted to be the big boy and hold the kite himself which lasted about five minutes and then he let go of the kite string and his kite landed safely in the neighbor's tree. Phoenix then continued to ask daddy to jump up and get his kite, but the kite was well out of my NBA slam dunk jumping ability. (smiles!).

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Thursday, March 6, 2008


Well I finally did it... with much begging, pushing, pleading and coercing from Byron....I went back to school. (I am only taking one math class right now.) I was scared to DEATH.

I had my first test 2 weeks ago and the results are in.....86%!!

Not bad I guess...could have been better, but it was about 80% better than I expected to get. Gotta find the silver lining I guess.

I have to say over all, going back to school was not nearly as bad as I wanted it to be.

Thank you Byron for supporting me and encouraging me always!!