No I am not talking children...although there was plenty of labor involved there.
I am talking about the recent on slaught of planting that has been going on at my house.
See this year my husband and I decided we wanted to grow as much food of our own as possible.
Thus far we are PLENTIFUL in tomatoes, beans, peas, squash, and zucchini.
Our sunflowers are blooming, although I don't know how I will get them down.
I am only 5'5" and these flowers are well over 9' tall. See how they tower over my 6' fence.
We've also done some planting for the future in the form of fruit and nut trees.
The apple trees
One of 3 pecan trees
Those were planted earlier in the week. Last night we planted a pear and a plum.
By the looks of them they don't appear too intimidating, but let me tell you the dirt we have here in North Caroilna (better known as CLAY) is a bear to dig in.
So armed with my trusty tools
I commenced to digging (I can't take all of the credit, it did get a bit difficult and I had to bring in the muscles...better known as my husband).
After an hour of digging, wetting the dirt, and filling the holes back in we were done...just for the night.
What does this evening hold in store:
Two more trees and eight blueberry bushes...yikes we are glutons for punishment.
Hopefully though next year we will have a bounty of fresh produce and it will be something we can enjoy for years to come.
Do you grown any of your own vegetables, fruit, or nuts? How is that going and if you have pictures please do share!!!
For day 3 of Operation Declutter My House (that's what I am calling it now) I am giving away these reusable bags:
I know there is always a good use for a bag, but I have more then I can handle so it is time to share my wealth with others.
*Update* If you head over to here you can register for a give away from Jen it is for the book American Vegan Kitchen. A useful tool for any household not just vegan.