Calm Amongst the Chaos

Mama of 5 seeking calm in the chaos

I have been asking (read: begging) for a garden for some time now. Andrew’s dad had a nice one so I know Andrew knows how to do it. Aunt Gloria and Bill have a nice one and when I went to my friend Julie’s house and saw hers and we ate salad with tomato’s from it, that was it! I WANT A GARDEN! So after much whining Andrew finally built me one. He brought someone to help him and they spend 8 hours building this:

He made planted all kinds of goodies and marked each spot so nicely, it was so cute!

Then he leaves for awhile, I wasn’t home yet, when I get home I hear a whole lot of yelling and see a whole lot of muddy dogs. Uh oh. I did mention we really shouldn’t do it without a fence, first, but it really wasn’t a good time for I told you so. So what took Andrew 8 hours to build, it took the dogs about 30 minutes to dig up.

After much complaining and lots of words that would make a sailor blush, Andrew raked it back up and put in a fence, a fence that I’m sure that has shorten his life by several years, he was not loving that project.

So here is the final product:

We aren’t sure if anything will grow and most likely if anything does grow it will be snap peas next to tomato’s, zucchini intertwined with carrots. Maybe we will make the first “oniotte”. But this is our first run, a trial round before spring. I will keep you posted with how this turns out.

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