Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Wasn't this past Saturday beautiful?
Sunny and 80 degrees.
We spent the majority of the day outside..from a 9am T-ball game until about 7pm that night.
Lunch and dinner were both outside.

After talking about it for a few years and even a run through in tilling last year, we finally have a garden.  I still have a couple of things to plant.  It was recommended that we wait on the last couple of veggies because it was still rather cold overnight.

Saturday, right from T-ball we headed over to the rental station to pick up a tiller.

Our plot.
We have so many trees around it was difficult to decide on a spot.
We didn't want to put it smack in the middle of the yard..because that is for playing in!
So, this spot gets about 6-8 hours of sun a day.
Hopefully, it will give us a good crop and if it all goes well, maybe we'll even expand it in the future.

Rock picking was a family affair.
Even Travis helped (and enjoyed helping!) but I missed getting any pictures of him.
I guess he was napping at that point.

Ha ha!  Even the little ones count!

The kids really did help quite a bit.
So much so, that Daddy decided to treat them to a milkshake that afternoon.
You can see some progress below.
Those lettuce plants had been sitting outside for a couple of weeks and nothing touched them..
so, I have high hopes....

Almost complete.
We got lettuce, tomatoes, onions, peppers, cantaloupe, carrots and rutabega all in that day.
Still have cucumbers, squash and zucchini to go once this rain stops.
Yes, we did put up a fence..Mike was adamant about it.
I guess it does make sense..I can just see the kids and/or dog running through it to get a ball or something..not the prettiest thing, but practical.

Plus side is that we haven't had to water it!! 

We'd like to maybe do corn, watermelon and sweet potatoes in the future.
What do you plant in your garden?
Any handy tips you can pass along?

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