Mother's Day brought all kinds of wonderful things to the mommy in the Small World. J. and the kids conspired to do several projects -- the first was two flower pots designed and painted by O. and N. (N's was pink and purple; O's primary colors). N. picked out a pink flower for me, and O. cracked all the eggs and served as sous chef to J. for a yummy breakfast.
The second project was to construct a new vegetable garden in the spot on the side of the house where we had an entire tree's worth of firewood stacked last year. J. split and stacked it in the fall, and I convinced J. not to plant grass there. Thanks the the tree being cut down, it's an actual section of sunny yard that is not smack dab in front of the house. Perhaps you remember our experiment with O's own garden last year, and hillbilly pots of overgrown, non-producing tomatoes framing my front door? O's garden is going to be the herb garden this year -- right now we've got basil and dill started.
The weather was not too nice for much of the day, but by about four o'clock it was sunny and a little warm. Here are some shots of the project in progress.
Tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, watermelon, onions, cucumbers and green beans in the ground! Nothing big, nothing fancy, but just what I've always wanted.