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Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

After

Literally we spent the first day pulling, yanking, digging, "begging" all the weeds out. 5 hours of pulling out weeds and knocking down fruit trees that didn't survive the ice and snow and I am lucky to be walking this morning. Today was much more fun because today we got to mix the soil, place our stepping stones down and put up a mock fence to keep out all the animals that cut through our two back yards.
The kids all got into the action helping drop peas in their hole and plant strawberries.
This was right up Ryanne's alley cause she LOVES dirt AND food! ;)
After 2 days of back breaking work, researching online on how to even grow a nice healthy garden, and juggling 6 kids (Morgan's friend was here also) we finished our vision of our "two family" garden project.
We planted squash, strawberries, herbs, peas, lettuce, carrots, peppers, other things I can't remember and we are adding garlic and a few other herbs later this week. Oh and I have a huge tomato plant with like 25+ tomato's growing on my back patio, they just need some sun to reach their full potential. I gotta' tell you I have never been one to have a green thumb although I love hard work and I don't mind at all getting dirty. A few months ago I started a tomato plant on our back patio and I must say even though I don't like them I am thrilled with watching them grow. You might even say I stalk the poor plant. I talk to it, baby it and just enjoy watching something come from nothing. I think I caught the gardening bug. I will keep you posted on how our little garden grows.



































11 comments:

Erica Young said...

How awesome and glad to see you're feeling well. I love the design of the stepping stones :) I hope you get the garden you want.

Jessica said...

Fun stuff! The work is worth it! I LOVE my garden... walking out to get fresh food is the best! Looks like you'll have lots of yummy stuff :)

Rhonda said...

Yay for a fabulous garden!!!
Pretty soon I'll be saying yay for yummy home grown produce.

christy p said...

What a GREAT idea!!! I can hardly wait to see how it looks in a month! Wish we had room for something like that too!

littlecbsmom said...

How inspiring! I can't wait to get my garden going, but it will probably be next year:( I am excited to live and through all of my friends that are already gardening as I too have no green thumb!
It looks like a great garden and a fun project, love the pictures!

P.S. Homeschool science....Check!

The Keilers said...

SO awesome! I wish I lived close enough to come and eat a salad with you :).

Brigitte said...

WOW! It looks so professional. Come to my house and I'll find an area to do that too! :)

Diana said...

Wow... you guys did a ton of work!

Stacy Y said...

looks great Christy.. in a just a short while you will be enjoying the fruit ...and veggies of your hands :-)

Jolene Grace said...

LOVE IT! Once you get to eat some of those yummy treats, you'll be so glad you started your garden. :-) Good job, Christy!

Eileen said...

So great! Robin and I have a big garden too, so fun to go out and have fresh lettuce and zucchini (so far)... it tastes so much better!