Saturday, May 5, 2012

I'm so excited!

(Well, I'm gonna tell ya ....)

Because the hubs has agreed to build the garden beds I've been wanting for quite some time now.
(For nearly 3-years, his out-of-town work schedule made it nearly impossible for him to do my bidding ;)
I know, I know, a better woman would have just built them herself. Well, I can "break an anvil with a rotten banana" (that's a direct quote from the hubs & while I will NEVER admit it, I fear he might be right!)

My lack of  non-existent carpentry skills prevented me
(and wisely so) 
from forging ahead on my own.  
So ...
as luck & love would have it, it looks like he's going to be in town for a while (I can't tell you how happy that makes me!) and he has agreed to  make my dream come true
and I'm just beside myself with joy ...
giddy ...
I feel like a teenager again
(okay, okay, I went too far, didn't I? Uh yes, I believe I did)
but I am sooooooo very excited ...

I'm hoping that my lack of knowledge of all things gardening will (somehow) be overcome by my enthusiasm. 
(I've planted squash, cherry tomatoes & bell peppers along side my flowers in years past with success - thanks to my DIL Rebecca - so that ought to count for something right?)

Besides, I'm a descendant of some of the best ...

~ Ray Sr. & Ouida Ellis ~
~ Perlie & Mirinda Frye ~

  both sets of my grandparents raised spectacular gardens
(surely a 'gardening gene' made it's way into my gene pool somehow ;)

Since we're already into the first week of May, the beds will need to be built, filled & planted within the next week & I'll take pics of the process (oh my, won't the hubs be excited? ;)

Next time you see pics of this patch of grass it will be well on it's way to closely resembling what ...

 Manuela @ A Cultivated Nest


Mel @ The Larson Lingo

have done so beautifully! I encourage you to take a look. I just know you'll be inspired in some way or another.  They've certainly had that affect on me.


For all things produced in a garden, whether of salads or fruits, a poor man will eat better that has one of his own, than a rich man that has none.
- J. C. Loudoun


  1. You may need to erect an electric fence to protect your investment if your over-the-hill (distance, not age!) neighbor's garden doesn't do well this year. :) Just don't plant any cabbage--if ours is true to form, I should have plenty to share (the freezer still is full from last year's crop). Happy gardening!

    1. Oh neighbor, as generous as you have been to me, I'd love to share with you! I'm so very excited. I sure wish it would stop raining for a few days so we can get started :)


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