Thursday, June 02, 2011

The side yard

I pretty much get whatever I want. So it should be no surprise to me that Matt was more than willing to build me the garden beds and the chicken coop that I asked for.

Still, I am super excited about these almost finished products.

Our side yard has been a wasted space up until last week.
Out of sight, out of mind.

But now I have a fun garden to care for and I will have even more responsibility when the "Chick-Inn" is completed.  
We planted all of the things that we most eat/use most around our home. Tomatoes (2 different varieties), lettuce, spinach, string beans, garlic, onions, cucumbers, dill, strawberries, basil, rosemary, broccoli and carrots. (Blueberry bushes will be added this week as well. ) Its so exciting to go out there every day and see how mature it is becoming.
Jaxon 436
Jaxon 435
There are still a few more projects to tackle in regards to the garden (stain the outside wood and add some slug-b-gone to the dirt mix) but I am loving any excuse these days to get outside. Rain or shine...even though its been mostly rain.

Yesterday, Matt started building the chicken coop. Did I mention that the girls are LIVING IN OUR BATHROOM?! Yes, its a disaster. Even though they are contained in a plastic tub, they are taking over. Not only are they huge, but they are curious birds with no fear. When I go in there to change their water or food, they immediately fly onto me to be able to stretch their wings a little. I love the attention, but I cant wait to introduce them to the outdoors, where they belong.

How white trash is this situation: Constructing A CHICKEN COOP with a toddler in CHRISTMAS PAJAMAS and hand-me down RAIN BOOTS in the recently thatched and seeded DIRT LAWN. Oh, and Sam is pretending that the broken screw he found is a gun. Sweet. Should I take a trip to Walmart in my flannels now?


Colton said...

Hahaha...I love it! I can't wait to see it in September!

Although I do think that you are insane for keeping chickens in your bathroom. You are crazy.

I love that last picture of Sam. It reminds me of this one that I saw on google play..."At dawn, we RIDE!"

Sabs said...

too stinkn cute. your garden looks adorable! is that an ok word to describe a garden? I say yes:) i really wanna see pics of those chics in your bathroom. hmmm that sounds weird too. perhaps I'm no good with words today:)

Stepper the Mighty said...

Oh, I am so jealous! I want a garden!

And that Sam is RIDICULOUSLY adorable.