5/15/07

Garden

This year we decided to give gardening a try. I spent the better part of three Saturdays, a total of 16 hours, rota tilling and preparing the soil. I have always considered myself as a manly man (easy on the comments) but tilling that soil really beat me up. Well after all of this preparation we finally planted tomatoes, peppers, spinach, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, onions, green beans, sweet peas, carrots, corn, watermelon, cantaloupe, & pumpkins. We spent the better part of three weeks looking for anything to pop out of the soil and even got very excited at the sight of a few weeds. Finally we began to see our garden start to take shape only to find Gracie decided to pick most of our small plants setting us back on our quest for produce. After much patience and love we have finally started to reap the benefits of fresh produce. It has really been a fun learning experience for Alysen and I, the garden has literally been like a child. We have had to spend a lot of time in order for our small little garden to survive and succeed. In fact I am giving a fireside in a few weeks to the youth based on the garden lessons we have learned, but that’s another post for another time. Anyway we are very proud of our garden, hear are a few pics, hope you enjoy.

Zucchini
Peppers
Tomatoes

3 comments:

Brooke said...

That is so great! We also have a garden, thanks to Mike. Yours looks awesome.

ZB said...

I married a total Farmer so we are big garden people. We even bottle tomatoes and all that good stuff. Even for the most "manly men"...working the field is ruff on a person. So much fun tho! Hope that you get lots of great produce this year.

onehm said...

Wow. More power to you, guys! I don't really have the patience for gardening yet...