Sunday, May 10, 2009

A happy Mother's Day

All I wanted for Mother's Day was my new and expanded garden to be constructed and planted {and a Spring Yard Cleaning session}. Last year we transformed the sandbox into a garden and for tomatoes and herbs. This year we ripped up some bushes {with the car and a chain} to add 12 feet of garden space. Earlier in the week my father-in-law helped Jody build the additional beds {with the help of these}. Then Saturday morning, 5 yards of dirt was dumped in the driveway:
I have never seen a little boy so thrilled:
{A giant pile of dirt made up for the rained out T Ball game!}
Even the princess joined in on the fun: They were completely covered in mud by the end of the project but they had an absolute ball. Here is the new garden: Filled with tomatoes, banana peppers, pepperoncini, red and green peppers, squash, zucchini, green beans, okra, herbs, watermelon and cantaloupe {most of which was started from seed}. We might can even have a truck farm at the Farmers Market {just kidding}! We still had over a yard of dirt left over. I told Popsy {who came over to lend his gardening expertise, tiller and muscles} that I had wanted a "horse troughs planter" {inspired from this blog}. He showed back up with this from the farmer's co-op:
I filled it with caladiums, jacob's ladder, angel wing begonia, button fern, maidenhair fern, euphorbia, and creeping jenny. I can't wait for it get more filled out. We also cleaned up the wisteria and oak leaf hydrangeas. Here is the pile of "stuff" we cleaned out of the yard:
It took us all day yesterday! So today we ate:
Uncle Christopher {with Jody as his soux chef} prepared a wonderful meal for all the mother's {and Aunt Stacey}. We dinned on fried catfish and chicken fingers, hushpuppies, onion rings, grilled sweet potatoes and slaw. We ended the meal with grilled peach cobbler and homemade vanilla ice cream. We had a wonderful Mother's Day!

4 comments:

Sue said...

Glad you had a great MD weekend!

paul and tricia said...

hi there! i stumbled upon your blog by clicking "next blog" on the top and just love all your pictures and stories. congratulations on your new baby and your new garden!!

Lori said...

Honestly--------how do you do it ALL???????????????
Unreal!!!
You really make me look bad!

Regina said...

Both kids are pretty much interested in gardening.!! Those raised bed corners are very useful to make corners that are square, strong and trim-looking.