Friday, May 18, 2007

Show and Tell Friday

"Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!" Do you have a something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, an antique find. Your show and tell can be old or new. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Feel free to share pictures and if there's a story behind your special something, that's even better!

For my show and tell today I thought I would show my garden to everyone. At least what I have accomplished so far. You can see from this post the start of my garden. Well, they are ready to be planted in! On Monday we went up to my BIL and picked up some posts and some composted manure. The posts don't look the greatest, but they are sturdy. They are hardwood posts that Kokosing Construction used to ship things from job sites and such. Hubby cut the posts and set them into place. Once that was done Big T helped to unload the composted manure into the garden for me. See....

After all the help from Big T and Hubby this is what I ended up with.

The small square is from the scraps that Hubby had from cutting some of the posts for the beds. I haven't decided on what to put there yet. I was thinking strawberries or rhubarb...not sure. Will have to think about that though. I am hoping to get outside today to break the dirt up a little more. It is pretty much ready to plant for the exception of a few clods. I picked up some plants from Mrs. M last night. I have 3 (maybe 4) mortgage lifter tomato plants, some lettuce, and some cabbage. I can't wait! I hope to get to the greenhouse sometime to to pick up a few more items. I love stuff from the garden.

Here are a couple of other pictures I wanted to show. Hubby brought me home some lovely "flowers" the other day. They smell wonderful!
And last but not least...some pictures of Little E. Isn't he adorable!


Mrs. U said...

Your garden area looks WONDERFUL!! I am going to show it to Mr. U because it's exactly how I have been describing how I want our garden area to look- organized!! :)

Mrs. U

Pam said...

Good morning! Your garden will be lovely I'm sure! Be sure to keep us updated on how your garden grows!!

Big T is learning to be a godly man by working so hard! Isn't it neat how at that age it's all just fun to them!

Now on to that baby! I wanted to reach through this monitor and pinch his shiny, chubby cheeks! God love 'em!

Kelli said...

Your gardens look great, such rich looking soil!! The fun part is always deciding what to plant, I like the sounds of rhubarb and strawberries. :0) Your son is such a big helper with his little cute and little E looks like such a happy, snuggly baby! I want to squeeze his little cheeks!!

Tracy said...

Little helpers are grand, yes?
I love raised bed gardens. And yes, the baby is adorable!

Ron and Ginny said...

Dearest Melanie, Darling,

How beautiful!!! I hope you can get your stuff planted soon. And Elijah is looking particular scrumptious. I just love kissing cheeks! I got to love on Lizzy last night, but I missed Elijah. And Titus was never in my reach long enough. LOL! I hope that poor tomato plant makes it. Sorry I broke it like that. :-(

In Christ,

Ginny (formerly known as "Mrs. M.")

Lori B said...

Thanks for sharing pictures of your gardens. I'm sure it is alot of work, but worth it when you are done.
Looks like you had a good little helper there.

I shared pictures of the flowerbeds all around our home this time.

The photos of your little guy are cute!

Sharon said...

Oh! I love your little helper! It won't be long until that cute baby will be another big helper in the garden!

Marci said...

Mrs. M came out of her shell!! =) Your garden looks great Melanie. Big T was really a working man there wasn't he? I love the little guys dimples.

Penless Thoughts said...

Sweet little helpers are so cute.

Lyndy said...

Just beautiful and what a cute little helper and a sweet hubs for bringing home the flowers.

Blessings, Lyndy

Karen said...

What a big helper! Preparing him for life....I love that!
I hope you post pictures of what you plant there, too!
I LOVE those precious dimples! So kissable!

PEA said...

I just loved seeing your little helper at work:-) Too precious! It will be exciting once you decide what to plant in these boxes and start planting...I just made myself a Faerie Garden and had so much fun with it:-) xo

Trella said...

Your garden is going to be wonderful. I love your helper:)

That baby is adorable.

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Looks like your gonna have a great garden ! I loved the pictures of your beautiful children!
Thanks for stopping by the cabin!
Blessings-Claudia O.