Thursday, April 10, 2008

Persephone Returns

There is a vicious rumor circulating that it is going to be in the 70's tomorrow and dry. I'm sure that it is quite mad to get my hopes up before I actually see proof of said forecast, but I just can't help it. I gave Plantboy most of our tax return money this year and this is what he's been busy doing:

He built these raised beds over a few Saturdays in March. Then he ordered 3 yards of soil that sat in our driveway for a few weeks getting rained on, as well as compacted and dragged through my house by two little boys who could NOT keep out of it. After 30 trips with the wheelbarrow, it was time to plant. This is about 3 or 4 weeks ago during a couple of days of warm and dry weather:

These are the raspberries. The boys also planted strawberries all around the edge of this bed. There are 24 raspberry plants in two different varieties. When they start producing well, we should have raspberries most of the summer. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
This is our apple tree. Plantboy said, "I know we may not live here long enough to see it fruiting really well, but I just can't help it." I think my husband should have been a farmer.
You might live in Eugene if your kids refer to your family garden as "crops," or if your compost bin is bigger than your garbage can.


In unrelated news: Isn't scallywag a true fashion icon?


Yankee Girl said...

I'm so jealous of your future fruit consumption. said...

The thing about your garden is that stuff WILL actually grow in it... mine would just stay dirt... I'm not even quite sure I could grow a weed.

Kimberly Bluestocking said...

Yard envy. That's what I've got.

And I appreciate the Persephone reference - for some reason I've always liked her, but she doesn't get nearly as much press as that Athena gal.

CaLM RAPIDS said...

Thank you for finding me! You are one of my most favorite people and I have thought of you often over the last few years. I love your view on life and things in general so I will be visiting your blog often. Your family looks great--your boys are certainly growing up as well! And, you were close with Erin--she'll be at BYU in the fall. Cait's now driving and Stef starts high school in August. Keep in touch!

Girly Momma said...

i am impressed with the garden! something in me thinks that i would like gardening. maybe one day i'll try to grow an edible thing or two. hope it all comes out great!

Science Teacher Mommy said...

Erin! BYU!? What happened to the time?

Ashlee said...

Oh I'm so jealous! I desperately want a garden! Very cool. Good luck with the template changes.