So the Chapman family all clamored outside this afternoon and did a lot of yard work. Dave got the chainsaw amd ax and cut up a lot of trees for firewood while the kids and I dug the garden and made a trip to the Home Depot for some starter plants (I am a little late in the season, after all) and got the seeds my Mom gave the kids a few weeks ago. We cut, we dug, we planted, we got really, really dirty and really, really tired. And wow, that was a comma splice if there ever was one. But anyways...
I didn't get the dishes done today, and I didn't fold that last load of laundry, but I did dig a small garden and plant it with the kids - that has to count for something :).
Here are some pictures of my little field of dreams:
We planted tomatoes, cucumbers (shut. up.), squash, carrots, watermelon, and a pretty climbing flower up the back.
We're planning on running some wire around it to keep the dog (and children) away from the delicate little plants and I have dreams of adding cute little garden-y signs and knick knacks around it to make it cute. But first, I need to try not to kill everything. That really should be the priority.
And if you were wondering how my other little plants were growing, here are some pictures for you, too :)
The little seedling and its goofy mom.
That's all folks! Stay tuned tomorrow for a Fetus Saturday Report. I've got good new people...good early news :)