Monday, March 16, 2009


We have a garden! Nathan dug for a couple of hours on Saturday to make this garden plot for us. The kids are already learning a lot -- how to get their hands dirty, how to wait, and all about what plants need. It's rained twice since we planted our first batch of seeds on Saturday, so all is well. Our kids' biggest ew gross moment wasn't the worms, but rather the compost. "Cow poop?!?" The garden brings back lots of memories of childhood gardens. Luckily we don't have to water the garden as much here as in Dallas. But we don't get as much sun. We're heavily considering pulling up some of the landscaping so we can plant some tomatoes in the sunniest part of the yard. I'm particularly excited about foods we couldn't grow in Texas -- here I'm planting raspberries and strawberries! We had strawberries when I was a tiny tot in Arkansas and I still remember them. What I learned from gardening as a kid? We are so not planting corn.
Our neighbors came to help us plant. They don't have their own yard (it's a shared space), so they're sharing our garden. Hopefully they'll help us eat the excess. With 4 kids helping, the 2 moms weren't able to regulate everything perfectly, so I think we're going to have some plants popping up in strange places. Once you get them started planting, it's hard to make them stop!
2 tired kids. They're just pretending to sleep.

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