The Chronicles of Mommyhood

Friday, March 27, 2009


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Gardening Notes

We are taking a big step forward in our family gardening efforts this year. We had limited success last year with our raised bed due, mostly, to the rabbits.

I love Peter Rabbit more than most, but I feel a deep sympathy with Mr. MacGregor at the moment.

After consulting with several gardeners in the area, we determined that a physical barrier would be the only way to keep them at bay. Mr. Incredible did a fantastic job rigging up a rabbit fence. I have read up on organic gardening in Texas and went to a class hosted by our local garden club.

Last weekend we got to work and now have a large in-ground garden. We will be planting: corn, carrots, green beans, peas, strawberries, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, tons of herbs, blueberries, squash and anything else that sounds good! Part of the fun this year will be seeing what grows well, without the intervention of rabbits.

The boys love to check on our flowers and garden each day and can note even the most minute changes.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring is here!

Inspecting our first tulip:And the rest soon followed:

Swinging in mud boots:

A spring walk through the garden:

This spring's must have accessory: a Princeton umbrella: