Friday, April 13, 2012
The Blessings of Planting a Garden Together
This week Skyler and I put in our garden! I must admit that this year, I haven't been all that excited about the garden. After we didn't get much last year, I honestly didn't feel like messing with it again! Not only did it seem like I had know clue what I was doing, but I didn't want Skyler to have to do all the work in addition to everything else he does for us. With the baby coming, I really wasn't sure how much I would be able to help out. Plus, if we weren't going to get much like last year, it seemed like a waste of time to even try. If we did get a large yield, I was nervous that I might not be able to keep up with all the canning, freezing, etc. Since I didn't get to practice last year, I would be trying to learn while also learning how to take care of Kyria! All these thoughts were a little overwhelming!
Nevertheless, Skyler and I put the garden in this week! I am so glad we did! It was such a blessing!
Second, we were very productive! After a long day at work, it is tempting to simply come home and "put my feet up." However, Wednesday we came home, got right to work, and we practically had to force ourselves to come in once it got dark! I find that it is always hard for me to get going with a work project. Once the project is started, though, I get motivated to finish it, and the work actually becomes quite enjoyable!
So there you have it! Our garden! This year we are going to try to put down something to prevent weeds! I know we won't get rid of them completely, but hopefully these ideas will help! As you can see in the picture above, we already laid down one row of weed fabric. We used the weed fabric simply because somehow we already had a roll from last year that was never used.
Here are some other ideas we may try:
I would love to hear from some of you! What do you use to control weeds? What have you found to work best!?
NOTE: This is definitely not a post about fashion! Ha! I am pretty sure we could both be featured on "What Not To Wear" in these "outfits"! The pregnant lady decked out in baggy sweats tucked into muck boots is almost as bad as my husband sporting these old red wind pants! I hope it gave everyone a good laugh at least! :)