We worked on the yard today. We were working before we left for Annie and then after. I was on a mission. I hung up a hose thingy I bought last spring and I planted my first garden.
Stop laughing...all of you hush your mouths. My three little containers will provide some yummy salad for my family in 50-70 days...so there. This is my very first attempt at growing anything real. So I planted some tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, lettuce and strawberries. (My girls are praying for our little crop, so I have a good feeling about it.)
A few weeks ago there was a meeting at church where instead of teaching a regular lesson, they had the men and women combine for a lesson on gardening. Yes, gardening. I pretty much tuned it out from the moment I saw a flip chart on watering. Aric and I had conversations without saying a word for about 40 min. He would make a face, squeeze my hand or leg when someone would make some crazy comment about, frost, thinning or fertilizing. WHAT!!??? We tried to be as adult as possible during the lesson and very respectfully took the handout that was provided. When we got home, we were like, "that was weird". I put the handout somewhere and we moved on with life. Over the course of the past few weeks that handout kept finding me. And a catchy little tune I learned in Primary kept coming into my mind...
We'll till the ground with rich brown soil and rain and sunshine too,
And if we plant the seeds just right and tend them carefully,
Before we know, good things will grow, to feed our family."
Oh and this is just a funny picture of the girls and the "soy sauce dinner" they made with dirt/water (aka mud) weeds, grass, rocks and fake flowers they found in the garage. Clearly we need a real garden!