Monday, April 14, 2008

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

Well, nothing's growing just yet. But I have high hopes that it will!

I finished digging the garden plot out on Friday, bought wood and hauled it home hanging out the back of the Santa Fe (the whole time telling Ian to please, please, stop touching the wood or else you will get a splinter- I don't care if it's too close to you there is no other place to put it in the car and get it home thankyouverymuch), used actual power tools to make the frame-- yes, a saw (took me two days to figure out the safety on that thing- had to call my dad finally and ask) and a drill!-- filled it with compost, garden soil and peat moss (and yes, I counted this as exercise. Lugging six 40lb bags from Lowe's with both children in the cart, to the car, then from the driveway around the house to the backyard totally counts.)

Ian and I planted sunflowers, black-eyed Susans, green beans, and green onions. And by we, I mean I showed him how to carefully place the seeds in the trench that we dug out, and he lobbed them into the air and hoped they landed where they should. We may very well have green onions growing amongst the sunflowers. Time will tell.


Angelle said...

That is quite an accomplishment all by yourself. Great job!

Tiffanyrose said...

Good Job!! I am impressed.

LeShayne said...

That is DEFINITELY exercise. Good luck with the whole green thumb thing...sounds like fun. I unfortunately kill everything I try to plant but still looks like fun!