I got a nice start to the community garden last week. The biggest challenge is remembering how big these plants will get. It's so hard not to crowd plants.
Starting the garden is so much easier this year vs. last. The soil is less rocky and much easier to turn. Plus, someone dumped a large pile of mulch (free for the taking) right next to my plot.
(I swear I planted those Marigolds on a straight line)
Some people's garden's are quite elaborate.
And, this one gives me serious garden envy.
They surrounded 3 sides completely with onion.
But, we've got our own style.
Parenting lesson #567:
A 4 year old is much more helpful in the garden than a 3 year old.
Devin is awesome actually. This year, I can trust she won't step on plants and wander into neighboring gardens. She can operate the rain barrel by herself into the small watering can and do her own thing.
"All by herself."
My row markers are the seed packets I laminated. Michael's sells a really cool laminating machine which uses no electricity/battery and no heat!
I got an idea to do these cool bug cupcakes for Devin's Birthday. The pan arrived today and Dev and I did a practice session.
I totally love how she decided to grab a brush a mix up some orange.
It's an absolutely gorgeous spring weekend. After a ridiculously warm week, we needed this. The vegetable garden plot was so dry and dusty, planting was a struggle. I still managed to get in carrots, lettuce, broccoli and cabbage. The Zinnia and tomatoes I started from seed are SO ready to be planted, but I'm waiting just a bit longer.
See, the big debate in Loohuvulle is: To plant or not to plant before Derby. Old timers are dead set against planting before Derby, even though that's 2 weeks from now. I consulted several locals and decided I will split the difference. There are Frost Advisories all around our area tonight, but not for us. So, I think this coming week...is my time. Plus, my second round of seed starting has begun and I'm running out of room for flats.
We had yet another week of the sickness Merry-Go-Round. Devin had horrible stomach pains and a fever mid-week & I'm feeling crappy from all the pollen in the air. Luckily, both of us are feeling better.
On Sunday, Westport Village hosted their pre-Derby event. We've been to this before and couldn't wait to go back!
She's always up for a good bounce.
There was the 3rd Annual Derby Hat Contest.
These shoes caught my attention.
But, the real reason Dev was so happy to go back:
This look made our trip to Target pretty interesting. I'll be we sent 10+ families to Westport Village for some fun!