Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Our Garden

Finally! This spring we were able to build our first raised bed garden...something I've always wanted to do - grow our own vegetables. Thanks to my wonderful husband and dad for building it! It has been super-fun for the girls, too! Elisea LOVES watering it as Julia tries to transfer all the dirt OUT of it! We can't wait to get our first veggies! 
 Getting the ground ready.
 Making sure it's level:)
 We used 2x10 size pre-treated lumber.
 Side posts to give it some stability.
 The "little"helpers.

 Adding the top piece of wood.
 Almost done.
 Aaron created this wedge piece to go on the sides - an extra support.
 My wonderful husband also went and filled his truck with topsoil and mushroom compost to fill our raised bed!
 Vegetables planted!
 One month later, they are growing for sure! Girls hard at work:)
 Squash and Zucchini - this picture was taken last week, and they are already almost twice this size now!
 LOVE her little ringlets! I could just eat her up!
 Sweet sisters!
 Time for play:)
So thankful for the daily blessings of life and so excited about our growing vegetables!

5 comments:

elaine said...

how exciting!! Loved the pictures! can't wait to see what you end up with to eat!

Lauren Beech said...

I love this so much - the girls are precious! And, I'm proud of the garden. :) Can't beat the fresh veggies. Love your whole family!

Michelle B. said...

We have a garden too! I may have some Lettuce seeds for you, if you like.

Michelle B. said...

We have a garden too! I may have some Lettuce seeds for you, if you like.

Christy said...

@ Elaine, thanks! can't wait to see either!
@ Lauren, thanks! definitely can't beat fresh veggies! :) love you guys!
@ Michelle, that's great! i just bought a pack that i need to plant! i think i got a lettuce - i'll let you know if not! thanks, friend!