In the beginning, JD adamantly only wanted two children. I thought that four would be perfect. Once we caught God's vision of putting orphans into families, our plan was multiplied by God. We are currently blessed with 12 children; five biological, six adopted and one more waiting in Ethiopia. Our first adoption was from the U.S., the next three were from Liberia, West Africa, and our last two were from Ethiopia. We are supporting our 12th child in Ethiopia after her adoption could not pass court.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Best Garden Start Ever

 So, this is my best garden start ever, because my sister's boyfriend is here for seven weeks after moving back from Asia. The awesome garden link for me between Joel and the garden is that he is a horticulturist and can answer all the questions I have, as well as suggest better ways to do things. I didn't get pictures, but the first gardening task he did was to prune my long neglected fruit trees!

It was beautiful outside today, so Joel helped me plant three of my seven beds with spring crops. We planted kale, spinach, lettuce, broccoli, onions and snap peas. The minute it is over 70, the children have to be in the water to "survive" the heat.

 About a week ago, we shoveled this years chicken compost into the garden beds and JD tilled it all in. Today we finished weeding the first three beds before we planted. Even Debra participated in that least fun task.

 I don't think Joel had a clue that I took these pictures, so you can see how a dedicated horticulturist focuses on the task at hand!

The girls are actually quite helpful

Elijah just hangs out and talks!
I also have more seeds planted in milk cartons than that are going to fit into the remaining garden beds; so I am turning the middle layer of the back yard into a huge garden area using the Back to Eden idea of gardening. More on that later.

1 comment:

  1. Well, I pruned my peach trees, I think I killed them =(Send Joel here for a week! I planted onions, lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, and carrots yesterday.
    But just a fraction of what is to be planted. I also planted zinnia on the 2 sides of the garden that aren't cow pasture. A friend gave me seeds, and if they bloom it will be beautiful!