We Built This City

We built a planter this weekend. We started by clearing the ground of as much grass as possible resulting in this…..

Then my husband built the planter. Its made out of cedar. I don’t know much about the details because thats not my department but here are some pictures of that part.




Then we had this. Why yes since you asked, I do make my family give the thumbs up sign in a lot of pictures. The thumbs up thing promotes feelings of achievement and happiness in individuals, thats just a hypothesis I made up to explain my weirdness.

We had to unload two truck loads of “gardening soil” It smelled nice and yucky which means its probably really tasty to plants. It was a lot of hardwork and involved shovels and a wheelbarrow and a rake so you know it wasn’t much fun to me, but the physical activity was great for all involved. The finished result was this….

We have tomatoes, and bell peppers, onions, and strawberries. Those are the only plants you can see. We also planted seeds;  cauliflower, squash, lima beans, and broccoli, and carrots. I hope everything grows well because I gave up my first weekend of not having to work to do this, and my arms are sore so I wont knit as fast as I normally would. The last thing mentioned is a great sacrifice on my part.

3 thoughts on “We Built This City

  1. I think you all did a wonderful job on your
    garden (Keep an eye on the babies around the garden). You already have the heavy wire thingies around your tomatoes like I was talking about. Your garden really sounds Delicious and it will turn out really great.
    Your Lemon Tree will be good to is it a regular tree are a mini tree? Miss Thumbs up agrees with a smile. Do you have a fence all around your back yard? You may need one once your trees and veggies really start growing (your uninvited guest). Keep up the good work you all did a wonderful job.

  2. Can I tell you how green with envy I am about your back yard and your cedar planter? We won’t even think about plants like tomatoes and peppers at all until June.

    And I am particularly green with envy that you have a lime tree which has little fruits on it. I don’t even necessarily love limes, but I’m insanely jealous of the fact that you can grow citrus in your own back yard.

    Awesome shots of the family, by the way. What a great way to spend a weekend.

    • Thanks a lot. It was a good deal of work. Wow no planting until June, must be a short summer. By June all of veggies will be frying in the awful heat and we will have to buy one of those plant shade things. I will trade you your wonderful knit filled cold winters for our awful summers. Yeah my husband claims to want socks but this is pair #2 so we will see if either pair gets any wear this winter.

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