I finally got to do something I've always wanted to do: plant a vegetable garden. In California, we never seemed to have the space in our small yards, nor did we need it since we lived in the produce capital of the world. About a month ago, a friend and I were talking about having gardens here in the south and how therapeutic and fun they can be... not to mention they help cut grocery costs. I informed her that I had never had one but had always wanted one. She offered to come help me start one up. Well she did that and got her whole family involved. HAHA!! It was great.
The great "ground breaking" ceremony was last Friday. Bro. Jeff brought his tiller over and tilled up some dirt in the back corner of our yard. Sis.Bridget and I got the rakes and started taking out the grass and weeds.
Noah stayed busy watching from the deck.
Now, does anyone know what a good southern rain is like? It went from being a beautiful sunny day to cloudy and the next thing we know its pouring rain. At first it was just a sprinkle here and there... and then all of a sudden we were in a deluge. It was so funny. We looked like we literally stepped out of my bathroom shower.
Well all of this did not deter Sis.Bridget one bit. She then says, "Let's plant your vegetables. It will only take 10 minutes." HAHA I decided it might be best to just wait until the next day since we were going to a graduation party that night. That's what we did.
The next day, their whole family came over and helped me dig holes and plant tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, cayenne, jalapenos, onions, red and green Bel peppers. Thank you Koehoorns. You guys are such a blessing.
Next this city girl is going to learn how to can. =) Stay tuned for updates.
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