Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tractor Power

When we bought our house I've had a dream of a side yard garden. This side of our home is on the south side and gets full sun all day! Here's Bryan's quick sketch of the plan.


We started the process a couple weeks ago by ripping out these bushes. How happy I was to see them go!


Here's the yard without the trees!


The Saturday before memorial day I rented a garden tractor for Bryan. He started chopping out the sod with his man power and came to realize how much work it was going to be. Bryan LOVED the tractor. He definitely wants one of his own now.


We were so blessed to have Robin, Jeff and Jim come to help us! We couldn't have done it without them!

The sod is all gone!


Here's the first few boxes in! To get rid of all the topsoil mixed with sod, we put a free sign out on the road. We had at least 10 people with trucks come by to get a few loads! It sure helped us out!


I got up early Saturday morning, prepped a delicious dinner and bought a bunch of yummy drinks! To the right is a picture of Kamryn in the stacked up garden boxes. I thought they made a great play pen!

We worked all day until it got too dark to work! I had never been so exhausted in my life! In the morning I felt like I had been hit by a train! lol!


Here is the almost finished product! We spent memorial planting our new garden! I was in heaven!


We planted tomatoes, strawberries, beans, peas, squash, pumpkins, herbs, sunflowers, zinnias, lettuce, spinach, kale, and arugula. We still have some more planting to do tonight. The girls love the garden and learning about each plant.


Next year we plan to put a white picket fence around the side and front yard. I can see it now!


Melissa said...

Tractor power alright.
Looks great.
Are you going to put a fence up to close it off a little?

Meagan@Meagan Tells All said...

So amazing!!! It looks so great. You are so talented girl.

Joni said...

We LOVE our garden and so do the kids! Can't wait until our full meal comes from our garden!

Ben and Jade said...

I can't believe you accomplished all of that in one weekend -- and even with us interrupting you, to boot. You amaze me. It looks great.

sportyrls said...

Yea!! What a big accomplishment. You're going to have lots of fun out there!

Kristine said...

that is a TON of work. but good job!! what a beautiful garden. please take pics all summer long, cant wait to see it all!

Jane said...

GOOD WORK! That's a huge change. How lovely to have a garden now. Can't wait to see what it grows. Beautiful.

Jim said...

Wow kate, it looks even better planted!!!