|One of our favorite places!|
|Kate putting in a cabbage.|
We waited for the sun to start going down (and still managed to get a tad sunburned) and hurried to put everything in. After experimenting a bit the last few years, this year we settled on tomatoes, onions, cabbage Brussels sprouts, green beans, peanuts, red and green bell peppers, poblano peppers, serano peppers, banana peppers, butternut squash, cucumbers, acorn squash and peas. There are still potatoes, sunflowers, sweet corn, popcorn, pie pumpkins and wildflowers to put in, but those’ll be a pretty quick chore if we do it together.
|Watering her violas.|
The flowers were the last to be put in and even though they won’t provide food, they sure make a house look welcome and beautiful. We ended the evening of hard work with popsicles (and trying not to laugh too hard when Henry couldn’t quite understand the concept of waiting his turn).
In a few months, we’ll be fighting back weeds, mosquitoes and blistering heat which is why I probably enjoy planting the garden so much–it’s like working in Eden when the weeds are practically non-existent, the bugs haven’t hatched yet and the weather’s beautiful. That’s the kind off tending and tilling the earth that makes me grateful we live on our own slice of heaven.