We've been working hard for our garden--- and our garden has been working hard for us ;) Last season was a bit more difficult, in that we had to start completely fresh--- literally--- ripping up everything and starting from the ground up--- but this year, with our beds already in place and most of the dirt already in the ground, it's been a nice and easy adventure to grow this space. This year, we've been able to give a bit more attention to other parts of the yard and adding more colorful details and fun projects-- while our garden does the majority of the work for us. We still do have beds to fill and seedlings to plant--- and we planted some tomatoes last week, but so far, the garden has been sprouting up and producing some decent goods with little to no trouble. It's been pretty nice.
Addmitedly, this post is sort of more boring than I planned. I mean, if you like looking at pretty garden pictures, (I'm biased, but) it's pretty nice. And it could provide some garden inspiration for next season--- especially if you happen to be stuck in snow--- but again, only if you like garden photos and projects--- otherwise, I don't know, man. I just don't know!
Also, let me start, this image above has nothing to do with anything^^^ Other than the fact that hannah took this at some point, maybe for the first round of family photos she did for the cookbook? And I love it. Sorry for the too short bangs, M-- but I love it.
and ps. if you ever need cuban oregano, please come to us! We've actually started using this as ground covering/landscaping in a lot of places-- it grows like crazy! And it's delicious in meals! Free cuban oregano for everyone.
The first thing we did this season was start ripping up some of the old stuff--- like pulling up the sweet potatoes. It was our first time growing sweet potatoes---- they grew--- and we ate them, but none of of us love sweet potatoes, so it took up a bit more space and time* than we wanted. We also ripped up the extra basil and other things in the bed behind a wind blown marlowe.
*growing time, not work time.
and shortly after...
Both Alex and Marlowe successfully planted a lot of salad greens, a few other larger greens, cucumbers, and herbs. We've learned this second time around, swiss chard is still not our friend.
side note: the words "second time around"--- what do they make you think of? Any Step By Step fans out there? No? Okay...
I was sad to see our sunflowers go-- alex promises he planted some in the middle of this bed--- but these beans have been delicious.
ps. thats a fake annoyed kid. She's "mad" because I took away the phone and she could no longer take a selfie. Sorry kid.
For months now, with no reason other than sheer laziness, we've been holding back on spray painting our furniture. I should probably remind you guys--- we found the dining set under the mess that was the before. I mean, there were no signs of any life under a completely overgrown pergola! I found not just a dining set-- but very obviously unused lawn equipment too... and a yoga ball... and a lawn chair. We had no reason to get rid of it, and hey, I love finding stuff to keep, so this was a win. We finally painted the set white--- and it looks much cleaner and brighter back there. Alex also built a potting bench/table with the extra scrap wood we had laying around--- then we painted it pink. Not because we love pink (though one of the three of us obviously does) but because it was the only leftover paint we had (I got it for our bathroom makeover and never ended up using the lighter pink). Then I added a curtain.
So no, this isn't the exciting post I hoped or dreamed it would be, but even still, I'm pretty pleased with our little changes. We're hopefully hanging lights some time this week--- if not then next week. We still plan on making more stones for our side yard. We're also discussing things like sparkle parties and where to plant bananas---- you know important things. Alex getting sick this week along with this chilly weather kind threw me for a loop--- but I'm hoping for some more fun future posts this week--- or helpful ones--- or colorful ones--- or really any kind of post that doesn't mention the TGIF show Step By Step. We'll see. Either way, happy wednesday, friends! Hope this chilly week has been treating you kindly :)