Saturday, April 10, 2010

Let's Go Plant a Garden

Your rake and shovel and wheelbarrow bring,
Let's go plant a garden this morning in spring;
Dig little trenches, and clear out the weeds,
Sprinkle some water, then drop in the seeds.
~Let's Plant a Garden by Richard Compton

We decided that today would be a beautiful day to plant our yearly garden so with shovel, rake, and seed packets in tow we set out to plant.

Ryan dug the initial "row" to plant in and the kids each took a handful of seeds and gently lined them into the row. Then Ryan and I put the dirt back over the seeds and hopefully tomorrow we'll make concrete garden stones to designate each row.

This year we planted corn, green beans, carrots, green onions, white onions, hot peppers, summer squash, lima beans, tomatoes and sweet bell peppers.

It was a beautiful day to plant - warm, a little overcast, and a slight breeze.

By the end of the afternoon Little Man was running around in his underwear with a bucket on his head and Little Miss was soaked through her clothes after a run in with Daddy and the hose.

Ryan and the kids planting together & Ryan and Little Miss planting the green beans

Little Miss was busy planting while Little Man took the rake to the trees :)

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