10 on 10… Take 4

So, what is 10 on 10 you may ask?

10 on 10 is 10 photographers, posting 10 images on the 10th of each month. This is a personal project that I’m starting with a group of 10 other photographers. We are all members of 4 the Love Focus, an on-line forum for professional women photographers. After you’re done here you can click the link below to go visit the next photographer in our little group-

Britt Anderson Photography, Lake County, North Shore, IL Photographer

Sadly for a lot of professional photographers, myself very much included, our own family photographers of the daily happenings in our lives are left not documented. For myself I found that the more I learned about my camera the less I’ve used it for images of everyday life. I’m constantly thinking about ISO, shutter speeds, light…. and not about capturing these precious moments in my children’s lives. That is why I’ve joined this 10 on 10 group. These images while not technically perfect are capturing my children and our lives.

This month’s images are all about one of our favorite spring time activities… planting our garden. My family never had a garden growing up, but Steve’s grandpa had 3 huge gardens. In fact one garden sat where our house now sits, and was bigger than the area of our house. He grew just about everything you could grown in the Inland Northwest. So, by comparison our seems pretty small to my husband, but to most would seem huge. This is our 3rd year growing it and each year it gets a little bigger and we try something new. This year we’re planting 2 kinds of lettuce (and another a little later), 2 kinds of carrots, peas, green beans, yellow beans, 3 kinds of tomatoes, onions, corn, zucchini, yellow squash, acorn squash, and cucumbers. This year we also planted several fruit trees- apples and peaches. Hopefully in a couple years we’ll add some fruit into our veggies and produce from the grocery store will be a thing of the past, at least for the bulk of the year!


Every good garden starts with a good dose of manure and then rotatilling it all in. Thank goodness for Grandpa’s rotatiller!

Now it is time to plant. First making the rows. Riley is helping with some more rotatilling with his truck. 😉 Not everything is planted yet… gotta wait for it to stop freezing overnight, but it is a good start!

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  • How awesome! I aspire to someday have a great garden of my own. I hope yours is fruitful this year! I LOVE that you do this work and prep as a family!ReplyCancel

  • wow, y’all are serious farmers!!! I think I need one of those contraptions to make the place in the dirt to put the seeds.ReplyCancel

  • What fun to plant as a family!! We’re building a house right now, and cannot wait to be able to put in a big garden next year!!ReplyCancel

  • I SO want to have a garden! When we move in a few weeks I’ll finally have the space to at least have some garden boxes. This makes me anticipate it even more!ReplyCancel

  • LOVE these!! and I am so jealous, my dream is to have a garden like that!!ReplyCancel

  • We planted seeds last weekend, but I’m in awe of how big your garden is! You are going to have quite the bounty from all your hard work!ReplyCancel

  • Now that’s a real garden!!!
    Can’t wait to see all the delicious-ness you grow!ReplyCancel

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  • Wow! The closest we come to farming is visiting the grocery store’s veggie section :) Thanks for sharing this awesome glimpse of your life! <3ReplyCancel

  • Tracy

    This is such an awesome way to spend as a family. I wish we had property so we could do a project like this. Awesome!!ReplyCancel

  • wow!!! great shots and beautiful property!!!ReplyCancel

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