I’m a little late posting today because I am worn out from another fun weekend at the Ky Opry! Jonathan sang his heart out and made it into the finals this coming weekend! I’ll share the video as soon as it becomes available.
But for now, I wanted to tell you how excited I am that we are going to have a garden this year!
I wanted to start one last year, but we had sooo much going on last summer (since we had just moved into our house) that I couldn’t quite get it together.
So this year, we decided to give it a try. There is a spot in our back yard that we think used to be a vegetable garden and maybe a flower garden? Not sure.
But there is a long, raised garden area that was overgrown with trees and brush.
My husband, boys, and I have spent hours clearing this area of our yard up! Here is what it looked after several hours of clearing out this area…
I thought I took a “before” picture of what it looked like, but I couldn’t find it. Just imagine tall trees and lots of overgrown brush growing up in that area.
If you look in the picture below, you can tell where this garden is located in respect to our house. There’s our house with the addition on the left, and you can see our red barn behind the trees on the right.
Can you tell what this is? Look closely and see if you see something growing in there…
We saw this grape vine last year, but it had so much other stuff growing in and around it, we just left it alone. But this year, we started clearing it out. Jonathan helped Cy with the work.
Now you can see our grape vine!
It was such a beautiful day, and we had so much fun working together as a family to get this done. I am so proud of my boys’ hard work ethic! They are such a great help to us! We carried a ton of limbs to the “burn pile.”
Adam and Luke
(Carrying some stuff to the burn pile)
Whew! That’s some hard work!!!
When we were finished, we had a beautiful place to start a new garden!
After we cleared everything out, we found this…
I think the wood crosses on the right were maybe for green beans? There is some wire between the poles. What do you think they planted there?
Here’s another picture that gives you an idea where this garden is on our property. You can see our “guest house” on the left. (Oh ladies! I cannot wait to get my hands on that little cabin! We just have to get our house finished first!)
Of course, we had to celebrate our hard work with some roasted marshmallows!
(Oh, Adam and those silly faces he makes!)
Good times, good times!
Are you planting a garden this year? What will you be growing?
If you want to see more pictures of our property when we first moved in, click HERE.