Thursday, May 30, 2013

Vegetable Garden

So, we're finally getting around to putting in the vegetable garden this year.  I drew out the garden plan and Cam bought the plants.  Now, Cam has been planting all the seedling and seeds and I have been working on these bad boys:
This is about 1/4 of the garden markers I made.  I'm not much of a crafter, but I saw this idea somewhere (can't remember where) a couple years ago and thought it was cute, so I thought I would give it a try.  AND!  Doing so meant that I could not only whip out the old pocket knife, but also use one of my "power" tools that gets very little use:
My grandpa gave this to me when I was a kids (he was my "tool supplier" for the first 20 years of my life, starting with my first socket wrench he carved my name in when i was 2 years old after I repeatedly stole it from his tool box to play with).  Notice the kids on the box.  Haha!
Oh the things my mom entrusted me with as a kid . . . .  I am not so brave with my own kids--maybe it's because they are all boys?  I am grateful to her though, as I learned so much as a kid.  Anywho, this thing gets REALLY hot--I can't believe I didn't have some terrible accident when I was a kid (or while burning the words into these garden markers as an adult for that matter)!  Here are a couple pictures of a few markers in place in the garden:

Anyway, I will post more pics of the garden as it starts to grow.

I'm so lucky to have married such a hard-worker:  He planted the whole vegetable garden.

The planter I added last year at the back end of the vegetable garden:  The tree seems to still be doing great.
UPDATE:  Veggies are coming in nicely:

UPDATE:  Looks like we will have a "Great Harvest" this year.  And, Cameron took the extra Flagstone leftover form the firepit and laid a quick walkway along the vegetable garden to spare our bare feet from walking on the sharp gravel.  It's fun to start reaping the fruit of our labors.  We picked our first tomato of the season yesterday!  Yay!

Here's a couple photos of just a very small percentage of this year's bounteous harvest.  We've been very blessed this year.