**Video compliments Uncle Tone!
My Grandma and Pawpaw had always had a big garden. We lived close enough to them that we helped plant, pick and can all the produce. It was awesome...to eat. I'm not sure you can call the work awesome, but it was so worth it!
The last couple of years with my Pawpaw's passing and life changing we haven't had a garden and we have missed it! This year we are trying a technique called Square Foot Gardening. It is basically raised bed gardening. My Mom has ten boxes at her house. My sister in law, Michelle, has three boxes plus two other raised beds at the lakehouse. I wasn't confident our backyard got enough sun, so our solution was to do some "mini" boxes for us to "experiment with. Our little boxes are 2 ft by 2 ft instead of the regular 4 ft by 4 ft.
Keith cut our boxes and Carli and I got to work!
First we put down some newspaper and wet it down to act as a weed barrier. Then we spread out our food compost. Yes, we actually did some composting! We used the bokashi fermentor method which worked out well! We covered our compost with some old potting soil.
Next we mixed our soil. It was 1/3 Vermiculite, 1/3 Peat Moss and 1/3 Compost (AKA Chicken poop). Carli worked really hard at the mixing part!
After we got it mixed up, Carli used her hand shovel to put it in our boxes...I finally helped since it was going to take awhile doing one little scoop at a time!
I am so far behind in posting...but when I get caught up, you will see how busy we have been!
At the beginning of March I got to go see my cousin Dionna and her sweet baby boy, Weston Lane. I got to get my baby fix and Dionna got an extra few hours of sleep. Not a bad trade off! Keith had a good weekend keep the girls at home. Well, kind of. The girls came and spent Saturday night with Grammy and Pa and went to church with them. It was a fun wkd for all!
Carli giving Grandma some sugar.
Carli and I accompanied Logan, Aunt Chelle and Uncle Andy to the circus a couple of Saturday's ago. Carli was very excited to get to see Bears, Tigers, and Elephants. She got to see Tigers and Elephants and A LOT of women with too little clothes on. It was a very strange circus. Their main selling point was a lot of women who did crazy acrobat type stuff on ropes and that was about it. But, the kids didn't seem to mind. They were amazed with the little animals they saw and were excited to tell all who would listen they went to a circus! :)
On Monday night, Sassy came over to see the girls and Keith and I went on a date. The girls hadn't seen Sassy since the beginning of January. I told them a week before that Sassy was coming to see them and every day they would ask where Sassy was. When she came through the door, it was the sweetest thing to watch. The girls were so excited to see her. Ava literally went in circles talking non-stop!