The kids and I headed out early this morning to get started.
This is the hill with tall grass
before we started this morning.
Since it has been raining and the grass was wet we couldn't mow it, so we got out the modern day scythe and went to work.
Christiana using the scythe (aka-weed cutter).
With Josiah's help using the week wacker, until we ran out of gas, he was able to clear enough space to start one garden bed.
I measured out four feet and cut into the
ground and then we began digging up the grass.
Kaitlyn, Micah, and Matthew
Jonathan with Josiah in the background.
Jonathan, Matthew, and Micah
Kyle and Joshua
(Kyle was smiling right before I took the picture)
We found a baby snake while we were digging.
Kaitlyn holding the snake.
(I would only allow the ones with gloves on to hold it)
Josiah holding the snake.
Jonathan found a beetle bug.
(I think it may be a young June Bug, not sure though)
We also found lots of worms and some grubs that we learned are baby June Bugs (Christiana Googled it).
For now we have finished one bed and we have several more to go. I'm so glad to at least be started on the garden. It's tough work but the kids seem to enjoy it as much as I do and of course all the creatures we find while digging is an added bonus.
I'll keep you posted on the progress of our garden and more pictures will follow.