I want to thank my husband and two boys for the best day yesterday. It was so nice to all be together and no one was in a mood. No one was fighting. There wasn't any tension. It was just a nice afternoon and evening full of good conversation and a lot of laughing. I know it sounds strange to thank them, but the way it rolls with two elementary school age children is that there is a lot of time spent talking about who is looking at who funny, who gets to walk with mom or dad, who got to ride on the cart LAST time (eye roll).
So yesterday we went to the plant store and to Home Depot and got a lot of things together so we don't have to leave the house today (Memorial Day) if we don't want to. We scored the best buy on hydrangeas, so we bought six! They are small and we are going to plant them around the patio. (So when I am having a bad day I can sit outside and pretend I am on the Vineyard). We also got herbs for the garden and petunias and zinnias for pots around the house. The nice part was that they boys picked out the colors that they liked and they worked together to get everything. We also had a long talk about what we want to grow and what works best for our yard.
It seems quite clear that we all would like a big vegetable garden but with our property that is just not going to happen. So we have to be content waiting another week for our first farm share and growing herbs....maybe a tomato....or a bell pepper...just how much room does a cucumber need exactly?