Every year when this season rolls around, we all get outside and into gardens to work together. As the children grow, it is so much fun to see them be able to do more and more. They are really becoming a big help, and this year we gave each of the girls their own little plot to plant whatever they like in. They are so excited!
We have several garden plots under cultivation. About a quarter of our front garden is in greens this year. We are currently enjoying two kinds of lettuce,
radishes, kale, collards, and spinach! Catching up on our B vitamins!:-)
This patch needed to be worked up before transplanting butternut squash into it and marking off the girl's little gardens. Everyone got involved.
Conagher says, "Hep, hep!" (help). We might have to find a tool that's more your size, buddy. ;)
Its so beautiful when the flowers start blooming! This is the first bloom that opened on the Echinacea in the herb garden.
Dustin, when mowing the yard, has been going around several of these gorgeous clumps of wild daisies that came up in front of the garden. They are just too pretty, and are so healthy it looks like we planted them there on purpose!
Lilly and Conagher hard at work. Looks like little guy found a garden tool he could actually handle, after all!
This little fellow still gets to take it easy while everyone else works (he he!)! I see you, you chubby lil' lazy bones!
Peek a boo!
Just a few shots from around the garden and yard, now.
The big pieces of brown paper are what we are using to mulch around our cucumbers. This is going to keep weeding down to a minimum and also should help us have cleaner cukes when it comes like to pick them. We like to make pickles but also hope to be able to sell some at market and in our little farm stand this summer.
These barefoot beauties! I foresee some serious foot scrubbing in the bath tub tonight! I love my country kids :-)
Looking forward to seeing what this garden produces and what other blessings and adventures come our way this summer. Dustin and I were married in the summer and I always like to count the gardens we have tended together. This one makes number ten!