The Mommyland Farm (Volume 1)

18 Mar

First order of business is to apologize for my lack of photos in my posts. My poor ancient MacBook is coughing up dust and about to die any day now. When I try to add pictures it goes nuts, so there won’t be any pictures until I break down and spend the bucks to get my new Mac.

Anyway, the next new thing in Mommyland…A Vegetable garden.

For those who don’t know I have the black thumb of death, I can’t even keep a cactus alive. So I thought it would be kind of fun to share my adventures in “farming”. Will I be able to have an eatable crop this summer? Will growing our own veggies (and maybe some fruit) help get Cameron to eat some vegetables? Will the deer, groundhog, fox, skunk, raccoons, cats, opossum, or even birds get to the “fruit of our labor” before we do? Will a swarm of stinkbugs converge on our garden and chase me away?

When we first moved to The Hill last summer we talked about building a garden. I thought that maybe I should try a potted garden before we went through the time and expense of building something bigger and more permanent. Well, my little potted garden didn’t stand a chance, it was dead within a month. Like I said, black thumb of death.

So what could possibly convince me to build a garden this year? Our last trip to Home Depot brought us through the garden department where Cameron spotted Disney themed goodies. What started as just getting Cameron a Cars flower pot turned into a roughly 90 square foot garden in my back yard. Mommyland Farm will be growing carrots, cucumbers, peas and pumpkins to start. If there is room left on our plot we’re going to add tomatoes and strawberries.

Step one has been completed, seeds have been purchased. Step two has been completed, the area of the yard has been selected based on the needs of our crops and that area has been marked with paint. Step three is next (obviously), and that’s tilling the land. Oh Lord, I’m tilling my land! Never thought I’d say those words. For those of you who missed when I shared my experiences with manual labor, CLICK HERE.

So stay tuned, there is most definitely more to come. I promise once I have a more reliable computer I will post pictures of our progress thus far here at Mommyland Farm. Wish us luck, and if you have any pointers please feel free to share. I’m thinking of picking up Vegetable Gardening for Dummies to find a few pointers.

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