Chris's dad came up from the Bay to spend the weekend with us. We had so much fun, and his visit inspired us to do a big project.
Well, actually, I should say that it inspired Chris. He did most of the work, but I make a great day laborer! They built 2 4x4 planter boxes for us to grow our vegetables in. See, we have birds and squirrels and raccoons (and a dog), all of which have a habit of decimating the garden every year. It is really frustrating to plant all sorts of vegetables and then have 3 peas and one teeny tiny zucchini at the end of the season.
This year, it's on! We planted lettuce, onions, brussel sprouts (shh, I know, but we love them), zucchini, cucumbers, peas, carrots, and we will be planting potatoes (but haven't yet). We planted thyme and cilantro (my favorite herb of all time) and got sunflower seeds and a Meyer lemon tree.
As a side bonus, maybe we'll cut down the grocery bill.
Here's a picture of our new little paradise, netted to avoid birds.