Wednesday, March 25, 2009
A New Venture
We will soon have a new project underway that we will share with all of our bloggy friends and readers. It will take some time to grow and develop and we will do our best to capture each milestone, each moment. It's something we've never imagined we would do or have. We assumed we were happy with things the way they are. But this new venture is surprisingly exciting. It will take patience, hard work, attention, and more patience. We may exhaust ourselves while we wait for the end result. For the first time in our history, Jeff and I (and Teagan and Zach) are adding to our family, to our home, in a way we hadn't planned. A vegetable garden. I do not have a green thumb. I tend to kill anything that grows in dirt. I'm great with people and animals. But plants... I'm cursed. When I got my first apartment, my grandma gave me a plant that she swore I wouldn't be able to kill. She'd had it and off shoots of it for decades. It had survived moves and various climates and been forgotten and overly remembered. But it thrived. Until it reached my hands and I managed to let it get infested with spider mites or something. Niiiiice. So we don't have plants or flowers, really. A nice lilac bush that I planted and that has been coming back each year. A rose bush that came with the house and flowers twice a year. I bought 2 new rose bushes to plant out front this year. And even some seeds to plant in the next few weeks. Columbine and something else. We'll see what happens. But Jeff has a plan to create a raised bed in the backyard. And we've purchased seeds and the things need to start the seeds. Jeff is talking to a farming friend and reading up on how to start seeds and create a garden. If all goes well, we will have carrots, cucumbers, onion, peppers. My mom has already started tomato plants for Teagan that will get planted up here. We practically have our own salad! Or it all fails miserably and we learn a lesson to stick with grocery stores and farmer's markets. I'll keep you posted.