Sunday, July 6, 2008

Gardening


I've always wanted to grow a garden. But I never knew what I needed to do. Last summer we had just had Zachary and the last thing on my mind was a garden. So this year I started one! And notice that I said me and not Joe. He hates to do anything associated with yard work. But that is ok cause I like to do things like mowing the yard and pulling weeds. The only problem is that Zachary is terrifed of the lawn mower so I tend to do that after he is down for the night. So don't be surprised if you drive by our

house after 9 and see me working in the yard. But back to the garden....my neighbor and I are working on it together and that has been a lot of fun. We planted tomatoes, green onions, Walla Walla onions, red chili peppers, and jalopenos. I even bought a pumpkin plant so that I could grow Zachary a pumpkin for Halloween this year. Silly me I don't know why I thought that it would only produce one pumpkin...there are about 5 buds on it right now. But as you can see in the first picture we were able to eat some of the "fruits of our labors"! This may not be exciting for some people but I totally get a kick out of being able to grow some food and partake of it. Our garden is not very big as it is our first but I am hoping to expand it next year.

5 comments:

Jessica Marie said...

Yea for gardening!!

Tiffany -- the mommy said...

this is so cool. I want a garden...I have garden envy.

nikki said...

That is very cool! I am impressed by your provident living! I wish I had a yard, I have a small slat of dirt but knowing my boys anything I planted they would pick and destroy!

Davis family said...

That's awesome. I planted some green onions in the house, and they are actually growing. Keep up the good work.

Kathy Ludwig said...

Hey, Kim! Good to be blogging with you. Hurray for the garden it's so gratifying to plant something and see it grow. Then to be able to eat it is a wonderful sense of fulfillment. Can't wait to see the pumpkins!