Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Our Garden

When we lived in Arkansas, we owned almost two acres in the country.
We had room to roam and romp.
Here in the city, our property taxes are actually higher.
And included in that price tag, we have no backyard.
Despite this, David has been working on a raised garden plot for our family.

It is plenty big for the three of us.

It has been tenderly built and filled with nutrients.

with the best workers in Detroit.
After all, they are Southerners. : )

The garden has been raked and aerated.

And David has constructed a small irrigation system for ease of watering.
PVC piping, connected together with a hose attachment, and drilled with systematic holes
will provide my boys with outdoor work  fun all summer long.

Seeds have been planted.
Had it been my way, I would have opted for plants.
But, alas, David likes to do things the hard  old fashioned way.
And I, obviously, wasn't consulted on the matter.
: )

Busy hands make light work.
Cherry tomatoes, Big Boy tomatoes, broccoli, kohlrabi, cucumbers, green beans, and peppers.

Right off the back yard, we can protect our garden
from hungry seagulls
and the neighborhood foot traffic.

With lots of sunshine...

And {TADA!} water!

Our little seeds will sprout and grow!

We only need to make sure..

that a certain helper doesn't make mud pies

while Daddy is at work and Mommy isn't watching! : )


  1. Love the raised beds and irrigation system--wow! I could use your help here...I'm wanting to do something similar but I can't get Lane interested in the project. :( I went to Home Depot today to try to get supplies myself, but got overwhelmed and just got plants for my porch. Maybe next week!

  2. What a fabulous garden! Harbor looks so cute out there helping like that! You will love having all of those fresh vegetables!

  3. I just love your little mud pie maker waiting to get his chance,ha!!! The garden spot looks great. Dad & I will miss David's garden behind our house this summer. Store brought stuff just doesn't taste the same. And I see the engineer in David is still working by looking at his water system on the garden spot,ha!!!I know David had a fun time at Lowes picking out all his goodies.Such cute photos of Harbor hard at work helping daddy with his latest project, little Harbor is never too far away. Such good memories for you guys as a family. Give Harbor a kiss & hug from Poppy & Gigi. We miss & love you all so much...Mom

  4. This is great. I love the pvc watering system great idea. You will love all those fresh veggies.