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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Still Alive!

So much has been going on around here that it's been hard to find time to blog, so, since blogging is toward the tail end of the priority list, it hasn't happened.

Let me share a bit of the adventures over the next few days.

Since it is summer, one of the big priorities is gardening. Not just vegetable gardening, but flowers and herbs, too. The girls and I decided to put in a new garden and cover up a not-so-pretty area of our yard. Since a friend was kind enough to haul us a load of topsoil from a local excavator with his pick-up, we were able to get things going pretty quickly. (As in, we didn't have to rototill the very hard clay - we just covered everything up with the mound of topsoil.)

I'm sure you know what children must do with a pile of soil. So I gave them several hours of bliss before we older people began to have our fun in the dirt.

After much raking, shoveling and planting, we came up with this.
Eventually, we plan to change the old wellhouse in the background into a playhouse with a basement.

It will look a lot nicer after the plants fill out some, but I didn't want to overcrowd it (or overspend gardening money).

Unfortunately, the already-beginning-to-fall-apart white chair, has done fallen apart, so I'm on the lookout for a sturdy chair to replace it.  I love yard sale season for things like that.

I'll give you a pictorial peek at our other gardens, too, before I go. My darling husband built us more box beds so that we don't have so much weeding to do nor rototilling in the spring. Each girl gets her own box and pretty much chose what she wanted to grow. Two of the boxes are strawberry beds and two are for my aunt who doesn't have a good gardening spot at her apartment.

Since these photos were actually taken a few weeks ago, the gardens do look quite different now. I'll have to post some updated photos soon.

I'm very happy with how much we're being able to do this year, both with food growing and beauty growing.

Being so blessed, I

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