This past weekend Chris and I took on a little home project. We put in a vegetable garden. Now, this isn’t our first foray into the vegetable garden world. In our old apartment we had one in the backyard. And we actually grew a few vegetables. That is, we grew them until our dogs discovered them. One afternoon I came outside to find both dogs standing in the middle of the garden. When I called their names, they turned and looked at me and each dog had a juicy tomato dripping from their mouths.
So we put up a cute little picket fence. Which the dogs jumped.
So we put up a little taller picket fence. Which the dogs jumped.
So we put up a hideous green plastic netting. Which the dogs trampled and then jumped.
So we moved.
This time around, we built a more substantial garden. Chris started with a good frame.
And then he put down good soil. The soil had fertilizer and manure in it and so the dogs, of course, tried to roll in it and eat it. Bunch of animals.
Once we Chris put down the poo soil, we got busy planting seeds. We planted a good variety of veggies – peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, and squash.
And once we planted our little bity seeds, we got busy protecting them. With a fence. A good, sturdy fence. The dogs were not impressed. They followed Chris around as he put up the fence not quite understanding what was going on until he put up the final side and suddenly the dogs got very agitated.
In the end, we ended up with a great little dog free vegetable garden.
As excited as I am about the vegetables themselves, I was even more excited to just be outside in the sunshine enjoying the weather. I love spring. I love sitting outside in a cardigan, drinking lemonade, wearing sunglasses, ordering Chris around. Spring is just the best.
AND TO CELEBRATE THIS GLORIOUS SEASON….
I’m giving away my very own spring gardening gift basket! It comes with four seed packets with some of my favorite veggies – eggplant, cucumber, peppers, and carrots. There is a knee pad to lean on while you are planting and cute little gardening gloves with two matching diggers (I think they are called spades?) and a cultivator. There’s a hot pink watering can so that you can water like a rock star, and a little yard lizard because every garden needs a little yard art. And what would a gardening gift basket be without some SPF 50 sunscreen to keep your skin fresh and healthy (P.S. the sunscreen says it is “Ultra Sweatproof” – ew!)? And last but not least, reward yourself after a hard day of gardening with a box of my very own Girl Scout Cookies. Cause what’s the point in working hard if you can’t celebrate with cookies?
So…here’s the deal. Enter the giveaway by leaving a comment below telling me what your favorite thing about spring is. If you are a member of the Marriage Confessions Facebook group or if you follow me on Twitter, then you will be entered twice when you comment today. All comments must be submitted by 5:00 PM EST on Thursday, and the winner will be announced on Friday.
Whether you win, lose, or draw, I hope you all are enjoying the beginning of spring just as much as I am!