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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Oh my aching back!

Like the title says Oh my aching back!!!

For the last couple of years we have played with the idea of putting in a vegetable garden, we had one years ago but it went bye bye when we put in the hot tub (oh am I glad we have that hot tub)

So we finally did it we built a smallish raised bed and I will get to grow fresh veggies again!
It took us a little bit to remove all of the sod, we had cut and rolled about 100 square feet of sod!

Here is Morgen hard at work, as we dumped the dirt, she leveled in and raked it out, you can see how nice the added soil is, our soil here is mostly sand so the added compost is much needed. Stuart, Torrie and I shoveled and hauled 8 thousand pounds (4 yards) of dirt in about an hour and a half. Yep I am a bit sore, but not as bad as I had feared, as you can see I am really super fit and trim, I do heavy lifting all the time NOT!!! I do give credit to that hot tub, we soaked for a bit last night before bed.I got up this morning and planted, I have a small herb garden in one corner, corn in another 16 stalks if they all come up, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, peppers (they do great here because of the heat) garlic and onions. That was all I could fit into my little space. Oh and location, right in front of my sewing room, so when I look out the window I will look right on to my little garden!!!

I will post pictures as it grows! (assuming it actually grows)

Well, that's it for now, not a stitch sewn, but a lot sown LOL, Oh I kill my self I am so funny!

Take care and hope you all had a wonderful weekend, I am off for another soak in the tub!



Barb said...

Wow, your garden looks awesome...lots of hard work but the benefits out weigh work.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh my gosh Ginny, that is great, I will enjoy watching it all grow, wish I lived closer to taste it too!!

free indeed said...

What a wonderful spot! We have quite a large garden...I just can't get away from it; every year the bug hits. We had 6 kids at home so I did alot of canning and freezing to keep us all fed through the winter. Only one chick left at home now, but the kids still 'expect' goods. One of these years, I'm passing the canner on to someone else and just plant a nice tiny plot like yours to have to eat fresh....if I can stop myself from planting the entire package of seeds LOL> PS were you wearing dress shoes with that wheelbarrow? Looks like low heels to me...quite fashionable :) PPS...Wish we had a hot tub, because I'm am sore just sitting all day let alone working a would help my sore muscles....

Anonymous said...

Wonderful picture of my brother! Nice garden though!

nikkicrumpet said...

It turned out wonderfully...but whoa what a bunch of HARD work!

Myra said...

Now that is the kind of garden to have!!! Love it, and love your humor! 8-)