Getting Our Hands Dirty

Our backyard has been our labor of love this spring and summer. We completely neglected the backyard all last summer and over the winter and boy could you tell come April when we looked out our sliding glass door and saw this. Yuck!

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We planned. We plotted. We researched and read.  Jason built three raised vegetable beds. I got friendly with our local nursery. We hauled in a ton of rock and gravel – literally. And probably as much in bark chips.  Our knees got dirty and forget about manicures. But hey, in the end, we got this. Pretty cool, right?

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And our veggies have been doing great. We planted green pole beans (that’s what is in the picture above), lots of lettuce, arugula, cabbage, broccoli, leeks, three different kinds of onions, three kinds of tomatoes, a bunch of different herbs and then the beauties below – bell peppers.

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It’s been a lot of work, and yet somehow it doesn’t feel like it.  It’s so peaceful to be out in the yard and the fruit of our labor is well worth it.  Today, I’m having a tomato, basil and mozzarella salad courtesy of our efforts. Everything but the cheese is home grown.  Yum! 

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