happiness = planting the first veggies of the season


We spent some of our family day working outside yesterday. The weather was mild and perfect for gardening. After a trip to the co-op for supplies we ventured into the backyard and one of the few rain-less days of late. I had started some Scarlet Runner Beans a few months ago and they really needed to get into the ground. Tyson tilled the garden and I got to work raising up a row and installing a stick & string trellis for them to climb.

Beans in the ground!

After planting, I covered everything with a mesh tent to protect them from the cold weather that we’ve been having.

bean tent

I have high hopes even though these were aching to get into the ground for a while (and I caught my 5 year old and her friend ‘feeding’ them with undiluted plant food a week or two ago). I hope at least half of them will survive and be fruitful (or veggieful)!

and just for fun a picture of Fruitsnack:

she who will not be fenced

and her nest next to the dryer vent:

smart chicken - she lays beautiful golden brown eggs daily 😀

Happy Hobby Gardening!


About hobbymamma

I'm a mother of the marvelous Olivia (age 7), the adorable Cooper (almost 3) and Wyatt (6 months). As a busy SAHM (& wife to Tyson aka 'Sarge'), I find myself with irons in many fires. Some of my time is also devoted to voluntary services for various non-profit organizations. The idea for this blog came from something I find myself thinking or saying rather often lately: I have so many interests & hobbies that I don't consider myself 'expert' at any of them. It can be frusterating on occasion, but mostly I find it refreshing and rewarding to enjoy such variety. On this blog I share bits and hints about some of the hobbies I currently enjoy. When considering some of my favorite hobbies - i've discovered that a theme that threads through many of them is green. Not necessarily the color (that too) but 'green practices'. I often find myself thinking, how can I make this more environmentally friendly. What ingredients or products are better for my family and the beautiful planet where we live. I hope you will enjoy reading about some of my hobbies and be inspired to try something new!

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