Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tomotoes

I cannot believe that I have not posted about this yet, but we have a garden!!!


Murray worked so hard (I mean every evening after work and every weekend) all spring to build our backyard. This has been a huge ordeal, way bigger than boiling it down to one sentence. But it is too hard to go back now and chronicle all the work he has done so you will just get glimpses of it here and there. One aspect of our new backyard that I am so excited about it our garden! Murray built 3 beautiful raised beds that we filled with tomatoes, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, carrots, green beans, okra and some herbs.




Murray has been very kind and patient with me by not laughing at all the stupid questions I have had about our garden. I am definitely learning a lot. Everyday I go out and check the garden just to see if anything has happened overnight. Pretty soon after we planted our tomato plants, two roma tomatoes popped out. I have been waiting patiently, watching them grow. Yesterday Miller and I were out checking the tomatoes and I showed them to him for the first time. I had not shown him earlier for fear that he would pick them too early. I still wanted to wait a day or two before picking, but I thought Miller would really get a big kick out of seeing the big tomato on the plant. Miller and I talked about the importance of leaving the tomato on the plant and why we were not going to pick it yet. So, of course as soon as I turned my back, Miller picked it. He was thrilled and so proud of himself that he picked a tomato. In all of his excitement, there was no way I could be upset. We came upstairs and put the tomatoes in the window sill to fully ripen. Both kids are thrilled to eat the tomatoes that they planted (they have never like tomatoes before, but maybe this will change their minds)




While on the topic of our new backyard, another favorite part is our fire pit. I cannot give Murray enough credit for how hard he worked on this. He dug out each on of those step, which meant digging out huge rocks! All of the sweat and back breaking work was definitely worth it! I feel like I am in my own little paradise in my backyard! He created one of the most beautiful, peaceful places I want to be! I know we will have lots of family memories at our fire pit.

7 comments:

  1. Love the new yard!! Yall did work hard! There is a house up the street from us that had a dropoff for a backyard and they have been bringing truck loads of dirt for seriously the last 4 months trying to get it level!! It's crazy!! Yours looks so awesome and I love the fire pit!!

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  2. Way to go Murray! The yard looks amazing and I'm so impressed with your garden!!

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  3. WOW!!! Everything looks great. I love it!!!

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  4. All of that lanscaping looks fantastic! The plants and
    beds/boxes look great too! Wow...is Murray for hire?

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  5. Between the two of you is there anything you cannot do?!....and with 3 children hanging around! I am so proud of both of you!

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  6. Wow!!! Love it! Way to go Murray!!

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  7. Looks great! I wanna see it in person!

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