Monday, May 11, 2009

In The Garden

There are a few things in life that bring me great joy.

Not always in that order :)

I have to add gardening to my list. I've planted vegetables before. Messed with a few things here and there. But this year we have the space and have made the time to create a true garden! After removing 20 years worth of tree growth from the back yard, Shea has essentially leveled most of the garden space with a shovel. I figure it is a nice alternative to gym dues.

POTD 051109 - Looking Up, originally uploaded by katrina.kennedy.

I now have 7 raised beds. 8 more to be completed soon. I wake up in the morning and it is the first place I want to go. I love seeing the progress that each plant is making. I love seeing the garden take shape each day. I love watching the sunflowers follow the sun throughout the day. And strangely, I'm finding joy in smooshing the silly asparagus beetles before they eat anything. (and yes, I'm proud to have identified them using this website)

Most of the garden was grown from seed which has been such an amazing process. I know, I'm waxing sentimental over a little dirt, water and sunshine, but it is truly like watching a miracle unfold without all of the pain of child birth.

Speaking of children... Ian likes being out there with me in short 3 year old bursts. He now has a board over a spot that a root was removed so he can walk the plank, board his ship, or whatever works at the moment! Watering is his favorite thing, but unfortunately only with my wand not the purple watering can he insisted on when I really wanted the red one! Later this week I'm building a teepee for my edamame to grow up complete with an open space so he can crawl inside! Hoping to find ways to keep him interested in staying out in longer stretches!

So if you don't hear from me for a while you know where I am.


*Paula* said...

Sounds wonderful Katrina :) Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Well,I know where the gardening skills come from.. your dad said he is selling our place and buying 2 acres so he will have more space to plant flowere and don't think that is going to happen.
enjoy your purple watering can and have fun.. Love U


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