the best laid plans, and seeing what grows

So the weekend didn't end up looking exactly as I had expected... but c'est la vie! My mom, our babysitter, got sick. So no quiet dinner for two. But we did pick up awesome sandwiches and have a loud dinner for three at home.  ;-)  We didn't make it out Saturday to pick up Trav's new shoes (his b-day present), but we did head out to a local putt-putt place to play some arcade games. And we got his shoes today. It may not have gone as planned... but it was still a lovely weekend.

Especially since we did this too:

Dog included for scale...

That would be our new (slightly-)raised veggie bed.

Trav built the frame during the week, put down a layer of compost then filled it with soil on Friday, and Saturday we planned our little plants. Gwen helped break up the dirt and spread it around. She was excited to help. Maybe she'll even try some of the stuff we grow, since she helped!

Speaking of which, want to guess what we're growing?

From the top that would be: bell peppers, rosemary, spearmint, apple mint, and peppermint, sweet peppers, strawberries, and cucumbers!  :-)  Not pictured: the jalapenos! Trav loves his peppers, I love my mint. LOL.

How was your weekend? 


  1. I love your garden! I have garden envy ;-)

  2. Looks like a great project! We just did a similar one...always great to make room for more home grown food! :)

  3. I love lemon balm! My daughter is in charge of this plant in our garden and we let her go out to pick the leaves when we need them. Great in a fresh cut fruit salad.


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