Monday, May 26, 2008

Rocket's Garden

Well here it is! The evidence. We had been planning to plant a garden this year. Chad and Chris and a very little help from me, Morgan and Charlie, started to prepare the space. A good space! Full sun! First to remove all the grass. Next till the soil and add nutrients. Next..plant! Oh wait a minute I forgot about waiting for the thaw. Mothers day weekend or later here in Utah. As we were waiting we noticed Rocket liked to dig and sleep in the garden space. So we thought well we had better put a fence up. It had to be affordable, and easy to install, plus we needed to be able to get in and out for weeding and harvesting. So we thought and thought, and then consulted my friend Sandy, one of those women who is very resourceful, she suggested the set up we have. It had all the component's we needed. Well it worked like a charm. Rocket didn't really show any interest at all. So this past Saturday we planted the garden. Tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins, zucchini, eggplant, sugar snap peas and squash from plants; carrots, lettuce, and radishes from seed. Well we all helped with the planting and after watering we all sat back with satisfaction thinking off all the yummy food we were going to have. Now just to wait for it to grow. Well we went for a family bike ride and when we came back we noticed an addition to the garden. Rocket had managed to squirm his way under a not tight enough section of the fence. He could have dug up or laid on the plants, but no he instead left a surprise for us. His own way of saying "this is my space"! Well we tightened up the fence and hopefully that will be the end of that!

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