Thursday, February 24, 2011

Being Productive in the Sun

Monday was President's Day so David and girls had the day off from school and work. And it just happened to be nice and sunny out - total bonus! After running various errands, we spent the afternoon outside and got some work done. David and I built my planter box! All we need is DIRT! I need to get it filled pronto so I can get my seeds in the ground before the sun starts shining full force! We picked a great spot for it - it's in the pool fence area so the turtle can't eat our veggies and there's both shade and sun during the day so our plants won't be so brutally attacked by the hot Arizona sun. I have seeds for lettuce, tomatos, bell peppers, green onions, zucchini, yellow squash, and carrots. I need to get peas and broccoli as well. I'd also like strawberries and blackberries, but I don't know if it's gonna happen. They'd have to go somewhere else cause I'm pretty sure there's not gonna be enough room in the box. So, we'll see. Our box is 10'x5'x1' and it's lined with a weed block to prevent a plethera of nasty weeds popping up and ruining my garden.

While David and I were building (Paisley was "helping", too) the box, I had Amber and Jade pulling weeds for some $$. They earned $5 each for filling a grocery sack with weeds and throwing away all the trash in the backyard.

 Amber spent her hard-earned cash yesterday after school on 2 Jamba Juices. The school sells them 2/$5 every Wednesday afternoon. So sweet of her to buy one for Jade! What a great sister!

1 comment:

Bowman-Blog said...

I love that Amber bought one for Jade. That was so sweet!