One of the things I am going to miss about owning our home* is the backyard. Although we haven't done much with it during the two years we've been here, it has so much potential. We had dreams of an herb garden, veggie garden, pergola, etc. Despite our lack of landscaping, Hunter has enjoyed playing in the dirt, digging around the dead grass, and pulling weeds. Isaiah has used the space to work on projects around the house.
I, on the other hand, have enjoyed tending a small garden for the last couple of months, and I couldn't have done it without my mom's help. She and my stepfather have an amazing garden. (She even makes how-to videos!) The strawberry, mint, parsley, kale, and Swiss chard all started from seed. My mom sprouted them for me, brought them over, and helped me transplant them in some small existing beds on the side of our yard.
The blackberry started as a branch Mom cut from her blackberry bush, and we have already had a mini-harvest that yielded about a dozen berries over about 2 weeks. Every day, Hunter would go out there to check for ripe berries, "Baby, baby, baby!" The zucchini and cucumber started as small plants my mom bought at Home Depot and planted for me because she wanted Hunter to enjoy zucchini from his garden (his fav veggie). I am really impressed with myself that I have remembered to water everything ;)
|Swiss chard and Cucumber|
We also planted a small cactus garden in the front yard. Check out our home renovation blog for some photos.
*Long story short, we're selling our house because we need the cash! With the capital gains from the sale of our home, we plan to pay off our student loan debt, pay for my training program (I am going back to school in a couple of weeks to become a Montessori primary teacher), and pay for Hunter's first year of Montessori school.