Say hello to the newest addition in our garden.
Way back in January, when New England was still underneath a tower of snow and ice, I began dreaming of sunshine and warmth and gardens. My dad began dreaming with me, as we discussed the idea of having raised beds.
Raised beds are the golden standard for any gardener. They offer a much needed seat. They hold in moisture. They allow ample space for roots to dig down deep, deep, deep. They’re convenient, resourceful and (when done correctly,) they promise less weeding time (huzzah!!)
We both spent a good, “non-stop” kind of 3 hours putting this together yesterday. My back and arms are sore today and it feels absolutely delicious. I love that natural feeling of being achy and tired after a day of physical work. I love getting my hands dirty. I love watching those winter dreams become a summery reality. And now, thanks to dad’s guiding expertise, I love using power saws (who knew?)
Here’s to the beginning of something great. Here’s to the beginning of summer.
QUESTION: Will you be growing a vegetable and/or flower garden this year?