So there it is…
right down the back of our yard.
It will be our very own vegetable garden and we are terribly excited about it.
We live on quite a large block of land, almost a quarter acre. This yard was fabulous when the kids were little. They enjoyed soccer games, cricket matches and badminton tournaments aplenty on this wide expanse of grass. Now, however it is just sucking up water and needing regular mowing. It has been a long time since the kids were just out the back and running around.
It seemed like a very good time to start doing something more productive with the space.
My Pete and I had long discussions about whether the garden bed would be two planks of wood high or whether he would make two beds, but eventually we made just one bed. It is a 2.4 metre square. It is a very good start. It will not surprise me at all, though, if my Pete build another one beside it in a couple of weeks. He rarely does things by halves.
This weekend we will get a couple of trailer loads of soil to fill it, then be back to the hardware store to get seedlings.
I hope this rain we are having hangs around until the plants are in the soil.
Then again… I quite like the idea of standing out there with the hose.
PS those people who voted for a deck… what a great idea! That might be the next thing I have my Pete doing while I prance about looking busy.