Whew, we’ve had a really busy week with Easter, our 28-week prenatal appointment (WHAT?! 28 weeks already?!), planting our garden, and much more!
Praise the LORD, Christ is Risen! We’ve been visiting a local church for a few months and their Easter service was fantastic! Prayers would be appreciated as we try to discern if this is our new church home.
Since all the grandmas were either at the beach or involved in church activities, I cooked my first Easter dinner for our little family of 3. And you know what? I had so much fun! =) The menu included Black Forest Ham, Outback Style Green Beans, Sweet Potato Casserole, Ciabatta Rolls, and Fudge Brownies for dessert. The food was yummy, if I do say so myself!
My dear husband had Easter Monday off work so we went to a local park for a picnic lunch. We had a great time! Baby A loved running around in the grass and on the playground and she especially loved riding the train with Daddy. However, she was not a fan of the carousel at all!
“The LORD will indeed give what is good, and the land will yield it’s harvest.” Psalm 85:12
So you may have read last summer about how I utilized our raised bed garden and grew my own veggies for baby food. If not, you can read about it here.
Well, call it nesting or crazy pregnancy hormones but I thought it would be a good idea to upgrade from the raised garden bed to a tilled garden plot in our backyard.
Here’s the thing ladies, when you ask your husband to till a garden plot, always always always remember to give him specific measurements. Or better yet, go measure and stake it out for him so there’s no confusion. Otherwise, he’ll go all Tim “The ToolMan” Taylor on you and come back inside saying something along the line of “Do you think a 12′ x 20′ garden is big enough?”
That’s huge for us. In fact, it’s FOUR TIMES the size of what we’re used to. FOUR TIMES. Have I told you that we don’t know much beyond basic gardening? Did I mention that I’m pregnant and in my 3rd Trimester?
Anyways, after the initial shock wore off, we got to work planning out what we were going to *hopefully* grow. Lee bought a soil test & bags of cow manure to mix in with our glorious, NC red dirt. Planting day was yesterday and I also finished half of what I wanted to plant. So, of our HUGE garden, only two rows are planted. We are supposed to have nice weather this weekend so we’ll plant the rest then.
|That’s me, 28 weeks & planting!|
So far we have squash, zucchini, tomatoes, carrots, and baby spinach planted. We still have seeds for bell peppers & jalepenos (which I’ll pot inside for a few weeks), corn, watermelons, and pumpkins. We used our raised bed as a berry garden and planted two blueberry bushes and two raspberry bushes.
I’ll update you in a few weeks as to how this all goes…um, grows? =)
So tell me,
-How did you spend your Easter weekend?
-Are you gardening at all this year?
-What are you growing?