Friday, May 28, 2010

Our new home

Ok, David here. This is my first attempt at blogging, so don't get your hopes up about this one. We have recently moved into a new house in Marietta, and planted our first garden, which I am super pumped about, so I thought I'd share some pics. It's about 100 years old (the house, that is) and has a lot of character and we are having a blast fixing it up. That being said, I don't have some great pictures of it (I just realized), so you will all have to make due with these until you can come visit us.



Here's one with some flowers that just bloomed in our yard. Pretty cool.



(Maybe it's because I'm working with an insanely slow computer, but I feel like I did when Mom and Sarah used to take me out to buy jeans and I would get exhausted after trying on two pair....this blogging will wear you out!)
A couple of weeks ago our landlord let us borrow his rototiller to start a garden. Here I am working the beast.





I'm actually digging up bricks in the above pics. Apparently there were a ton of bricks in the garden, and they kept making the rototiller pop up and nearly take my leg off. I felt like a little weakling who couldn't handle a man's machine in front of my manly farmer landlord, but I'm hoping after he saw the pile of bricks I was trying to till through he cut me some slack (good thing he doesn't know that I sew and that "You've got mail" is one of my favorite movies).Here's the pile:



Here's the finished product. We planted tomatoes (a couple of heirloom varieties), bell peppers, egg plant, okra, squash, cucumbers, and something called a muskmellon (supposed to be like a cantaloupe).









Here's the garden two weeks later:





Also, since we had two trash dumpsters, we decided to cut one up into three parts and use it for cool "green" purposes. The top part is being used as a compost bin. The middle part is a leaf holder for use in the compost. And the bottom part is our new herb garden (mint, basil, cilantro, and rosemary).





Finally (I guess I caught a second wind here cause this baby is a marathon), we have a grape vine in our back yard!



Here are the beginnings of our grapes.

3 comments:

Anna said...

Unreal!! I wish I could sample all of your ware @ harvest!!! You guys have green thumbs. I feel it in my bones.
btw, I need some comment love from y'all!! I hope you all are well. Can't wait to see you this summer. :)

Christopher and Sarah Nicholson said...

Haha... that's so cool, Dave, but I can't get past reliving the moment we took you shopping and dared ask you to try on THREE pairs of pants. As you entered the dungeon that was the fitting room I can still hear you groaning in pain:) Hope blogging is a little less painful for you!

Buddy and Maurine said...

Hey Dave, remember the Frog and Toad story where one of them kept watching to see when the plants would grow in the garden? Your pictures remind me of that. You are working and watching so intently for the produce. I can tell you are having so much fun. BTW, if blogging is as bad for you as shopping, you won't last long. But I love reading it. Mom