Mar 10, 2008

Patch of dirt



I'm now trying to focus away from the abundant dirt inside my home- which is always an issue- and look to the dirt outside.

I (Carolyn, that is) have been non-commital about putting anything in the ground here. I just cant make a decision and, honestly, have secretly hoped to put stuff in the ground around a bigger house. (there, I said it)

But, it was time to do something. I've wanted a garden for a long time and so on Saturday, Matt and I just took some shovels and went for it. This is literally the only spot on our property that gets good sunlight. And it happens to be close to a water source, too.

So, we've chopped it up, next we're going to get some soaker hoses, and some amendments, and corner posts for fencing. Deer use our property as a pass through every evening, and I wont be gardening to feed THEM, so, a fence is a must.

I cant wait until the first pepper or tomato is ready for picking. We have really been trying to eat better this past year and vegetable-eating has been a big focus for us. We have always been more into things like baked goods or some good steak.

This is really a next step for us as far as simplicity. But its always been a point of procrastination because of my issues with this house, the cost of getting all the supplies, the know-how, etc. Theres always a thousand reasons NOT to do something, right?

So, we'll keep ya posted on our dirt patch. Hopefully we'll actually do something with it!


Ang said...

Hooray for gardens! you and your kids are going to have a great time watching things grow.

Stone Fence Farm said...

Check freecycle for fencing and amendments, or post asking for them.

So glad you are posting again. I hope to read more about your garden.

Carolyn said...

I will definetly try Freecycle!

I cant wait to get started with planting. I think I should wait a couple more weeks....sometimes we get snow in early April. They say it's not SPring 'till it snows on the Dogwood blossoms!

bottomland said...

Carolyn, I'm so excited that you guys are going to garden! We've moved every year for the past 5 years, and yet have still managed to put stuff in the ground at each place. It's so addictive once you taste the yummy fresh stuff!