Friday, April 20, 2007

No Laundry Today!













When we first moved to our new home I noticed there was a vegetable plot in the back yard. I was so excited because I had always wanted to try my hand at growing vegetables. I had casually mentioned my desires a couple of weeks ago to Trey's Great Uncle Benny (78 years young) and Great Aunt Willa Mae (72 years young). Well, to my surprise this morning I got a phone call at about 8:30am. Uncle Benny said that if I didn't have plans today they would like to help me start my first vegetable garden!! I said "no plans here"as I tossed the laundry back into the laundry baskets! We had so much fun planting! I kept asking questions as we worked, but gardening comes so easy for them they just kept saying, "it will be fine". We planted Kentucky Wonder beans, Improved pinto beans with corn, round peas, straight neck yellow squash, okra, cucumbers, tomatoes (different varieties), bell peppers, and zucchini squash. I have 8 rows all together! While I am so excited--I'm also wondering "what did I get myself into?" Stay tuned to the adventures of vegetable gardening !!!!

6 comments:

Deanna said...

How fun! Good luck with your veggies!

silken said...

ok, I am really turning green w/ envy! we just got back from Froberg's this afternoon (15 pounds of strawberries!!) but to grow your own beautiful garden and to have some "pros" come help you, yes, I am jealous! :)

can't wait to see the results. (and Mikey's looks like a great place!)

Holly said...

That does sound so exciting...but what did you get yourself into?? Hee! Hee! I'm sure it will be wonderful. When will they start to sprout? I'm proud of you, you country girl you!! :)

Heather said...

I love those pics! I can totally see you with your "Gruene hat" on out there picking okra and pinto beans! HA I wish I could be there to help you! It looks fun :)

Love ya

Lynn said...

What an adventure. Pretty soon the Pitchford's will have their own reality show! The garden prep work looks great. That is a job. I tried it once. It takes family effort for sure. Now, I just try to be really good friends with gardeners who share the wealth of their crops! Hey, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do, right?

Linda said...

Lacie! I am at Granpa and Granny Farris' house and have finally shown them how to Blog!!! Your garden story is great!!! What fun!!! I will expect to eat good home grown food by the fall!!!! Call me for the canning season!
Love you