Friday, May 13, 2011

planting garden


I said. .."this is the year we planting a full out vegetable garden.  It is embarrassing that we live on acreage and have not one proper vegetable to speak of."

I also said. .."All the years we lived in town ...we had a vegetable garden and now we sit. . .
not a vegetable on the yard."

He said. . " Okay ..we'll put it out back . . .there is a hose there.  I'll rototiller up a patch and add some manure and you can go for it."

I said. .."oh thanks."



Several weeks ago the plot of land was prepared and he transferred my rhubarb from behind to house into  the new garden plot.

Yesterday. ..when the skies broke. . we  he planted the garden.

He said. .."this is going to be your job."
I said. .."oh for sure."

I said. .."I'm just taking pictures for the blog.". ..as he could well see.

After we he finished planting. .  we he washed off our muddy boots. . .we he washed off all the hoes and shovels.

Now. ..how will my garden grow? 
You will have a front row seat to a weekly garden check. 
I have promised to do the weeding. ..which I will. 

I'll do the harvesting. .
and I'll do the canning.
He'll be glad we put this garden in.
He truly will.

all for now. .

Updated early Friday afternoon ..
He said. . ."where you going"  . . (observing me in my garden boots)
I said. ."to see how my garden is growing"
He said. .."the potatoes are up"
I said. .."no seriously?"
He said. ..nothing. .
but smiled.


14 comments:

  1. It's going to be wonderful. Somehow I can't see your hubby allowing you to do it all. He's going to be helping you with all that weeding and stuff. Kid power. Mustn't forget kid power...

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  2. Saturday will be planting day here, one way or another :)

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  3. This is my plan this year as well but I doubt it will happen quickly. We're away for 10 days so hopefully it dries out a bit more and we can get going on it when we get back. I miss having fresh veggies handy in my yard.

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  4. Gardens are nice, but oh so much work! My 11 year old son insists that we have one every year, and he dutifully tends it. Otherwise, I probably would not have a garden at all! I'm thankful for his youthful ambition and help. Good luck with yours!

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  5. He will be happy for the garden...for sure! We look forward to the weekly garden reports.

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  6. So thankful I am not in this whole gardening thing alone! He does the clearing, he plants the taters, he weed whips around the edges. I reap what he sows! And then I can, freeze, dehydrate it all, or serve it up for supper!

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  7. I'm glad about the front row seat and will be happy to observe.

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  8. Looking forward to seeing the bounty!

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  9. You are making way to much for yourselves...Invite over the grands and let them plant...then you will have a real conversation piece. I love my garden and am waiting to let them plant those potatoes....
    Enjoy your garden and watch it grow.

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  10. That looks like a nice plot! We have our veggies in four raised beds, now that we have a deer fence. Are you not bothered by deer over there?

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  11. my gardening a vegetable garden this year will consist of holding shares in a organic vegetable farm, and i get to pick up a box full of vegetables in season every week for 12 weeks.....no work, just the joy of fresh organic veggies...my kind of gardening....:)

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  12. I'm with Charlotte - picking up fresh vegegetables from all the local produce places is wonderful. Had a garden for years but takes oh so much time and upkeep! But then you have a husband that enjoys gardening:) We have acreage too but am not embarrased that we don't have a vegetable garden. I'll enjoy watching yours grow!

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  13. There is nothing as good as your own garden ... I'll be watching yours.... and maybe, just maybe I might just happen to drive by when the vegtables are eating ready!

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  14. Your soil looks grea fro just having tilled up a spot! Our soil here in the valley needs help, we have to add and work in extras:)Our family planted the garden this week too, love fresh veggies! Can't wait for the first red juicy tomato!!

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Thank you!