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Monday, March 21, 2011

The Good Earth

We had a community garden meeting the weekend.  It was something to behold because these people are nazi-crazy-organic maniacs.   The WHOLE board was full of New Englanders, as well as most gardeners.  They were that hardy stock you hear about and you can tell just by looking at them. They were super cool.  The wealth of information and knowledge that they have about the earth and the soil that I don't know is astounding.

I thought I was a semi-decent gardener; now I realized I am barely a beginner.

But I love it.

So we visited our plot after the meeting.  It had been abandoned last year, and when I saw it, it was just so sad.  

We had only planned to visit it, but instead, we rolled up our sleeves, and got started on cleaning it up.

She wasn't prepared to work, she had her nice shoes on.  But that didn't stop her from *helping*.  :D

It was a nippy day, but after a little while, the sweaters came off.  Even John who has no body fat took his off.

This is probably the funniest picture.  Our oldest son was carting the mulch to our walkway, which we are required to keep nice and neat and weed free. It's in the rules.  ( yes there is a garden police ) They provided the mulch for free, we provide the man power.  

Anyway, if you click on the picture, you can see in the background that Elena didn't want to go where she was told, and so she was *inspired* by her other brother to do it anyway.  LOL.

So, we worked for about an hour and a half, and it started to look decent.

We were going to go after school today, but alas, there was snow on the ground.

Even though Spring is officially here.  


Lori said...

Wow, you're off to a great start! Which is WAY more than I can say for our garden so far this year.

I look forward to seeing your progress! And deliciousness of your harvest!

Rachel Neil said...

I wish it was spring here like it is where you live. We still have a foot of snow everywhere.
I can't wait for the snow to melt and the ground to warm up so I could start my gardening.