This week I worked on our garden. I'm usually not a very proud person, at least I hope not, but I am really proud of all the work we got done this week! Even with two "helpers" digging holes where I didn't want them and tramping on the strawberry plants.
Our neighbors took out their front sidewalk and I took advantage of the opportunity to get some free pavers! Using the recycled concrete chunks, I put in paths through the side yard.
We also dyed Easter eggs last week. The Mugwump had a good time with it. I don't quite agree with the whole egg association with Easter, but it is fun for the kids and we learned about mixing colors.
The closest section is going to be corn and sunflowers, with the idea of a fun forest for the kids to run through. The next section has desert fire (another freebie this week) and dahlia bulbs planted. We'll add tulips, daffodils, crocus, and whatever other bulbs we can find this fall. The last section has strawberries and onions in it. I am hoping that we get to eat some of the strawberries and that the neighbor kids and the birds don't beat us to them!
We had fun this afternoon enjoying the nice weather. We built a little homemade swing in the backyard - I don't think it'll get used much as we have a park just a couple blocks away (with swings that I am not worried about crashing down on my kids!), but it was a fun little project, and I got to climb the tree. Mugwump asked if he should wear his helmet to ride on this swing; I told him it probably wasn't a bad idea!