Garden Beginnings

We inherited a small raised garden bed in our new backyard.  While my mom was in town last week she bought a few strawberry plants for it as part of Beau's birthday present.  And on Friday evening Beau came home with a few more plants and seeds to finish it off. Ephram & Alwyn were of course very willing to "help" plant everything.

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This garden has quite a few advantages to our last yard.  Primarily the good, black dirt.  We had such poor soil in our previous backyard.

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We also inherited a compost bin.  Conveniently located right next to the garden, so I suppose I should start saving things to put in it rather than tossing them in the garbage now.

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Planting the bean and corn seeds was Ephram's favorite part.

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Meanwhile Alwyn was discovering new things to wear as hats.

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And finding himself to be quite clever because of it.

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He appears to be applauding Beau & Ephram here, but I think he was just wiping the dirt off his hands.

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The finished garden!  It looks sparse, but I know it will fill in quickly.

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& hopefully we'll be enjoying homegrown berries, peppers, corn, & beans some day soon!

Fun looking back at our Minnesota veggie garden beginnings three years ago. Ephram was so little!