Hello, everyone and welcome home. Thank you for stopping by. My name is Kelyee (Kelly.) OH, MY GARDEN (OMG) Yeah it started with OMG sub but someone else beat me to it and now I have to change my domain name. So, I’m not sure what the other OMG is all about, but I am sorry if it wasn’t what you were looking for.
I love the outdoors. I love plants. I also love to see things grow. What’s better than watching mother-nature nurture her babies?
I want to grow my own veggies and herbs for my family. Because nothing tastes better than home cooking with the stuff you grow. And the memories when mom uses to make them, fresh from her garden. I want my family to be healthy.
I have hypoparathyroidism. Those who don’t know what that is. It’s my parathyroids glands, they are four rice size glands that resides behind my thyroids and one of them decided to go rogue.
It affected me so much that in 2005 I have to get one of them removed or be crippled for life. I got it removed but it didn’t solve my problem. I have to triple my exercise to get to where I am and my eating habits have to change.
So, yeah eating healthy is a must for me. That prompted to finally start that garden of mine.
The fun begins, outside
I’ve always wanted to start a blog for a long time. My husband had been pushing me to write something that I’m passionate about. The problem was I wanted to do everything. I couldn’t just do one.
However, he said to do something simple. I thought hard about it and I thought that Hmong people need to be heard.
There’s a lot of people out there that talks about us, write about us, and even used our vibrant clothing and mislabeled it as Bohemian, or some other Asian. I think we need to claim that back.
We also have younger generations who do not know about the traditional herbs we use for our 30 days of purification, postpartum. I would like to share that knowledge with them. Please read all about it here Hmong women cultural belief.
From fashion, morals/manners, life coach, and planting. For now, it’ll be planting because that’s what I have the most fun in. As I mentioned before I love the outdoors. You never know, I might branch off into that later on when I’m done teaching you guys how to plant our herbs and vegetables.
Desert Garden, You can do it
My garden starts in the desert that doesn’t mean that you can’t do it. It just takes a little bit more patience and experiment. Hey, I did all the experimenting for you already. Just follow my lead and you’ll do just fine. If the Gila River and the Colorado River never met we would have been nothing but cactus, and sand. I’m glad they did. ;D
I went through two years of watching my garden died and I had to replant every year especially my herbs that I worked so hard to keep alive, all gone.
My herbs are perennial. I learn that if I cover them up with sun shades they’ll live, sometimes thrives during the hot months. It’s like a light bulb going off in my head. That’s when I learned to cover them up from May every year until October.
Working outdoors has its toll
I love working outdoors and sitting there with my cup of tea or coffee in the morning but it takes a toll on my poor body. I have aches and pain. Are you in chronic pain and would love to dull it a little? Pain always get me down, I can’t go weed, water, and plant new seedlings if I am in pain.
Why start a blog, Why not
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I remembered my frustrations when I first started growing my greens and nothing grew and if it did, it would not last long enough for a good harvest. The weather and where you lives plays a part in growing fresh food. (Yeah I know it’s just common sense.) Not until I screw up a few times. See the learning experience!
Let’s get to know each other
My goals are to help you grow your herbs and vegetables to your potential. Especially in the arid weather or anywhere. Follow my experience for fun and giggles. Take what you want to learn and laugh at what you want. I’m here to have fun. And that’s what it’s all about, FUN.
If you’re not having fun doing the things you’re passionate and love to do then it’s no use doing it. I’ll teach you a few things and in return, you can educate me on a few things. It’s also about helping each other out. See Y’all later. Thank for coming!
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A little warning. While looking through my blogs if you come to some word you don’t understand it’s in Hmong, my native tongue. My blogs are in Hmong and American English.
Now go take on the day, challenge the unknown.
All the best,