Garden Progress

It’s time for another garden update. I promise I’ll write about something else soon, but the garden is something I’m really enjoying and I find I want to share it. I’m especially pleased at the progress we’re making on the garden annex (my name for the expanded area of the garden we started this year). My husband has begun building a fence around this area to match the fence around the raised beds. The deer eat everything here, so all of our hard work, along with all of the plants, will be lost without a fence. Here are some pictures of the latest developments:

The corn has sprouted . . .

Teepees! We have teepees! For the pole beans, of course. . .

The kindest garden fence builder. . .

The radishes and carrots are up in the raised beds. . .

Garden Helper #1

Garden Helper #2

This garden isn’t perfect and neither is this life, for anyone. But if I slow down for just a moment and watch the plants sprouting from small seeds, and listen to my children giggling as they stomp and run and swing outside, and watch my husband haul yet another piece of lumber from the garage to the garden as he builds a fence for me, for us, without ever uttering a word of complaint, I think I can almost smell the sweet scent of perfection.

I’ll take these moments and be grateful that I was able to recognize them. Because soon enough, it will be time to make dinner, to fold laundry, to unload and reload the dishwasher, again and again and again. . .


  1. Thanks for the photos! Do you recommend using wooden dividers for the square foot markings – I was going to use string or something? Does it matter do you think?

  2. Love the pics!! You’ve inspired me to take some of what we’ve got growing. It is addictive and so fun to grow a garden.

  3. Thanks! I’d love to see what’s growing in your garden. Please do share. 🙂

  4. @Helen – I do think string is just fine. Mine are wood just because my husband had some on hand.

  5. I loved that post. 🙂 I love gardening too!
    .-= Nicki at Domestic Cents´s last blog ..Delicious Brownies Made From Scratch =-.

  6. Thank you, dear Nicki. 🙂


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