Tuesday, May 15, 2018

🌿 Raised Garden Beds!! 🌿

Growing up, my family always used to have a garden. One summer we planted 80 tomato plants, I remember picking tomatoes and hauling them to the kitchen in a wheelbarrow where they were processed and canned.  We had strawberries, raspberries, apple trees, and asparagus, among other vegetables and fruits growing in the yard.   After a move to Florida, my Dad planted lemon, orange and grapefruit trees in our yard.   

When I married, I thought I’d continue to grow things. I love being outdoors! Camping, hiking, a walk in the woods, gardening, keeping backyard chickens, all my kinds of things. :) But, after our children came along, I was unable to keep gardening high enough on my priority list, and inevitably, my garden plot it would end up as one giant weed patch. :/     With small children, babies, and a husband who worked extremely long hours, it wasn’t the right season of life for gardening.  I gave up the idea for several years. 

Then, the winter of 2016-2017 I thought that in the spring I could try making small raised garden beds. That way I could weed easily and even with littles it would be manageable and easy to maintain.  

I was excited! Seed catalogs arrived in the mail, and I spent many a happy moment poring over them.  I’d planned to buy apple and cherry trees, as well as vegetable seeds. In the spring of 2017 a few various unforeseen, things came up, and in the end, my dream of having a garden once again was put on hold. I was disappointed, all winter I’d hoped. It may seem silly, but to me it was important. :)

This spring I once again was thinking perhaps I could garden.  I mentioned it to my husband Graham.  A few weeks back, I looked out the window and there in the grass was a pile of lumber! The next thing I knew, Graham came in with two tool bags.  He then proceeded to  build me two perfect 4x8 (exactly the small size I wanted!) raised garden beds!!! It’s safe to say I was extremely excited! :) 

Even though Graham was busy, and has a lot going on (seeding time here on our farm) He stopped to make the garden beds for me. So thankful for a husband who cares for me like he does! He’s the best, I am a blessed lady!

Can’t wait to plant some seeds and plants soon!! :) 

“Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” Psalm 37:4


Sarah said...

Your raised beds look terrific! My husband built some raised beds for our garden two years ago, and they are helpful. I find it is easier to keep them weeded than a full sized garden. I just try to tackle one bed a day. Happy gardening! : )

Sunshine Country said...

Happy for you! :)

Sister in the Mid-west said...

How exciting!! I am so happy that you will be able to have a garden this year!