Anyhow, if anyone is still reading, here's what the last two weekends have held for us.
I turned 32 the first weekend in March, and Zac turns 35 this weekend. I've wanted new garden beds since we put last year's garden to sleep, but I wasn't going to ask Zac for that because he just had shoulder surgery in February. But, he remembered, and built it with one arm in a sling. :) Here's my new HUGE garden bed.
18 feet long by 6 feet wide, to be exact.
It looks bigger from the road because Zac had to account for the slope. When it was empty, it looked deep enough towards that back edge to house a pig. :) I don't think our neighbors would go for that. In fact, I'm not so sure they're going to dig the box even without a pig in it. We'll see if anyone complains. It wouldn't be the first time. People like to "landscape" with rocks around here. When we first moved in, one of the first things we did was dig out PILES of rocks from our yard. Our neighbors thought we were crazy, especially since I was digging rocks out while pregnant. They also think its weird that I hand pull up all our weeds instead of using Roundup. They've offered me some of their supply many times, but for the 7 1/2 years we've lived here, I've weeded only by hand....chemical free. Yep, we're the neighborhood weirdos. :)
This weekend, our dirt got delivered!
The kids ALWAYS love when we buy mass amounts of dirt.
Hey Kian, you have a bit of dirt on your face.
Kian must have watched Zac shovel because here he is trying to step on the shovel just like Daddy.
Hmmmmm.....I wonder what Zac's surgeon would think of this picture.
Today, while Zac was filling the huge bed with our new dirt (with one arm in a sling, of course), I remembered my compost that had been brewing. I thought I'd take a peek and what I found was black gold. Seriously...it was black. BEAUTIFUL!
So off came the top layer of leaves, which went in Logan's compost box we're currently adding to, and then we dug out two wheel barrow loads of our first ever harvested compost. Since living here, we've always composted. But this was the first time we harvested and used it.
Look how dark and lovely it looks against the bought dirt.
Tonight the kids and I gave Zac his present.....a GPS to use for geocaching! We've talked about doing it for years so finally I got him the stuff we need and we hope to go on our first treasure hunt tomorrow.
Wish us luck!