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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Weekend Goodness

We had a crazy busy weekend, again. I wonder if this is setting a precident for the summer?

Saturday we got up early and cleaned the house (this is turning into a Saturday tradition.) The Pirate and Mike went to the hardware store to get a Dingo (a small bulldozer thing) and the Bug and I ran an errand. Then Bug and I went to see a friend graduate from college (YAY!!) and were supposed to go to a BBQ for her, but the Bug fell asleep almost before we got out of the parking lot (I AM NOT EXAGGERATING) so we went home. Then the boys napped while Mike and I moved dirt. Then we moved more dirt, and then we moved some more, and then the garden boxes were full. We moved the swing set to a better location. (That sucker is HEAVY) The boys played outside until everyone was filthy.

Today we got up and spent an hour pushing a Dingo with a dead battery down our backyard until the extension cord would reach it. It only weighs about a ton (not exaggerating!) and the wheels do not turn when it's not on. Then off to the hardware store for vegatable plants and a brief stop for milk and bread. Home for lunch, then we (I) started planting. I planted tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, swiss chard, cucumbers, okra, red onions, pumpkins and brussel sprouts. The boys came out and we did a bunch more yard work before turn on the sprinkler for the first sprinkler runs of the year. Both boys ended up cold, wet and muddy, but it was fun. The whole family had showers before dinner. We just finished dinner and the Bug is already snoozing. The Pirate can't talk right he's so tired, but he insists he doesn't want to go to bed.

This is the backyard from the backdoor. I'd try for a better picture, but I'm already in my jammies and the neighbors are out.

I'm a little sore for the planting, the pushing, and the raking. My arms are lightly pink. I think I'm going to have an adult beverage and read a few pages before an early bedtime. I hope everyone else had weekends as satisfying.

Next weekend: camping!



  1. All the hard work will be worth it once those fresh veggies start coming in. I love the picture of The Bug!

  2. What a productive weekend you've had! I love home grown veggies.

    The Bug doesn't look all that bad for playing in the mud. I expected a real mud baby.

  3. LOL! I wonder how much he ate? Nice backyard! (If my kids saw it they would say, "A park! Can we go there?")

    I hope your lightly pink arms aren't darkly pink tomorrow.

  4. Lisa--please tell me that big huge banner ad on your blog was NOT your idea!!! It was one of those that followed you whereever you scrolled.

    Annnnnyway, yummy produce!! Although I don't envy your cold weather, we just don't have the climate to grow our own stuff down here (or at least I'm not savvy enough to know how). So hot and humid during the summer I think everything would shrivel up.

    Yay for camping next weekend!!

  5. I envy your garden space! This year I planted one large pot with strawberries and basil. That's about all I have room for (the dogs would destroy anything I planted in the back yard). Have you read Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Kingsolver? I'm reading it now and I highly recommend it...especially since you're already growing some of your own food.

  6. What a crazy busy weekend! I love the photos. We'll hopefully be going camping this weekend as well. Woohoo!

  7. sounds like a good weekend nonetheless

  8. It sounds like you guys had a fun and busy weekend. Homegrown veggies are the best!

  9. Wow, what a weekend! I'm so envious of your homegrown veggies. I love your planter boxes and desperately wish I could fit a couple of those on the patio at my condo. :)

  10. Wow, what a weekend! We had a gardening weekend last weekend as well, and finally finished things up today. I would love to grow my own vegetables but I just worry that I won't have the time, I'm amazed that you'll be able to do it! Good for you :)


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