Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Family Garden

I'm just going to say that I'm not a green thumb.  I love the idea of a garden every year, but in the end, we're lucky if we have a planter of tomatoes.  Not this year!  My in-laws live on two acres and just had a fence put in for the garden.

During the spring, here and there, I'd go over to their house, let the kids have a blast turning into dirtballs, and help get the soil ready.

We are already reaping the rewards of our work!  Two days ago I was able to take home lettuce, radish and broccoli!  This is extremely gratifying.  What's even better, on Monday (that's our "food" day this summer-we have a theme/activity each day of the week to keep boredom at bay) nights we go out as a family and weed, harvest, or do whatever needs to be done.  I almost feel silly saying this, but our kids have never seen up close where a lot of their veggies come from.  My oldest two are all over it, and can't wait to help pick and clean whatever we can.

This is my first garden ever, and I'm enjoying every second of it!  A huge thanks to my in-laws, Bob and Mary, for providing the space, and wisdom.  Their generosity is much appreciated! Thanks, also, to all of you who encouraged us to plant a garden when we started our race towards a debt-free life.  The savings in the fresh food department will cut our grocery bill even further, allowing us to put more on debt.


  1. I wish I had more room for a big garden like that, it looks great :)

  2. Ooooooh, your garden looks AWESOME!!! This is my first year too. Mine does not look as good as yours. Wow! I am really impressed. I actually just posted pictures on my blog of our garden. It is NOTHING compared to yours. GREAT JOB!! Gosh, isn't it real nice to have the help of parents? My mom and dad have helped a great deal with putting our garden in. Good luck! I can't wait to hear more about your lovely garden. :)

  3. Kris - the raddishes were delicious! I ate all of them at lunch today! :-) Thanks so much for sharing them with me. :-)