Monday, October 1, 2007

My life in the last week...

So, it's been busy. What's new! My parents came to visit, which is why I was "out to lunch". It was great having them here and also going down to Maricopa to visit my brother and his family. Not like it's THAT far- but it just seems like that long vacation in the car and you're on the home stretch and it just seems to drag on...that is like the drive to Maricopa. I'm sure it will be better once they get the freeway all patched up nice.

This is why I (especially) love Maricopa- my neice Indianna! Mom & Dad stayed at our house for the first part of their stay and then stayed with my bro the second half. It was only the second time my parents had gotten to spend seeing their grandbaby so they were just exstatic!

I took off a few days of work- which was much needed- and got to work on designing a garden for my side yard. The space is really tricky since our entire yard is only 35' X 9'. So we did lots of measuring, LOTS of looking in my Arizona garden guide, and lots of color cooridinating and figuring out the full sun/part sun plant issue. I never realized how much planning would be involved with the garden...I am still extremely sore. My dad and I nailed these huge steel rods into the ground and through these huge beams- and wow- my back aches. I am such a weakling. It was surpising how much dirt we needed = 25 bags!!













So after all of the back breaking hammering we got to fill in the dirt...by the time it was dark. Doesn't my dad look so cute in his sweatband! :)

I had such a great time getting the flowers and seeds. Here is the finished product!!









I planted carrots, lettuce, turnips, broccoli, spinach and will add peas in the next few weeks. I am so excited to grow SOMETHING!!

9 comments:

LetterToKayleen said...

mandy, you're so good. even a project of that size feels too big for me to even attempt.

ps. how come ALL of your nieces are the cutest???

sarbear said...

i was all ready too oooooo and ahhhhh about your darling little garden until i saw that you planted turnips. TURNIPS?!?! what the h. do you actually eat turnips? are you an orphan living in the 1800's? i'm so confused.

LetterToKayleen said...

turnips in tossed salad. so phasing.

MaMaMaMandy said...

This guy in our old ward had turnips and I tried one and just loved it- so I thought I'd give them a whirl. Plus in AZ there are very few things you can plant this month- so I just wanted to take advantage of planting SOMETHING! You'll have to try them once they've grown! Deeelish!

Alisse T said...

O...K...

Your garden is the HARDEST! You should see our side yard.. or don't actually... it has rocks and an old hand-me-down grill. That's it. I'll have to show Scott your AWESOME work!

Cire said...

That's awesome. Too bad you didn't call your hometeachers to help out - you wouldn't be in so much achy pain :)

diana rose said...

indianna is gorgeous and so is your garden... i'm not allowed to have a garden 'cause i can't keep my plants alive, but if i had one, i'd want mine to look just like yours!

diana rose said...

oh, and i'm with sarah... turnips are gross.

Alicia said...

WOW! I love the garden boxes! So cute! I am jealous because we are band by the city to plant anything for the next three years because of the Japanese Beetle. And we couldn't plant anything now anyway because we live in the land of snow most of the year!