Which will come first, the chickens or the garden? We’re not sure yet.
No, that’s not AutoCAD, it’s actually Illustrator. Hey, I’m a graphic designer. This is how you do it, 1 pixel = 1 inch. Yep.
There’s a ton to do here as it’s bird chirping weather. Speaking of birds, Mr. Wonderful and I saw the movie The Big Year which was pretty light hearted and brainless which is exactly what we wanted. Back to the backyard.
- We’re going to build a backyard grill.
- Then we’re going to take out the entire east side of our backyard (last picture in the trio) that is divided by a cement path and make it a garden. I will have vegetables and a flower bed. We already have an Asian pear tree on that side.
- I want a worm farm. But as Ricki pointed out, they might bake in the summer. They probably in fact will.
- I want to start a compost. But I’m pretty sure I won’t take care of it. But the idea sounds good.
This is all experimental, clearly. Something happens when you get married. You suddenly become domestic. I have always been so defiant about the matter. For years I’ve had Martha Stewart’s Living magazine arrive and never looked at it. Now, I’m reading it cover to cover. I’m researching all over Martha Stewart’s site and asked my good friend, Caroline of Boho Farm and Home to teach me everything about gardening. And well, cooking, that’s all on the back burner for now. Get it?
Speaking of, this past Saturday Mr. Wonderful and I went to Caroline’s 2nd Annual Boho Farm and Home Farmers/Flea Market which was super crazy packed. It’s wonderful to see how popular she has become in the city! We picked up some rose petal jam made by Caroline herself, and some whole wheat garlic bread made by a local. We love to support local! I realized I wanted to take a photo of the jam after Mr. and I decided to devour it during out boxwood planting break, hence the low jam content.
Oh yeah, we have boxwoods in the front of our house now. Our conversations while hole digging, grapefruit picking, and picking rocks out of the soil, went something like this:
“I wonder if worms have fear.”
“This outfit was not made for me to sweat in.”
“I don’t like all of these bugs on my plants.”
“The birds are eating my worms!”
“Watch, I’m going to make this look like a Japanese garden.” – Mr. Wonderful.
The first four are naturally from the horses mouth.
Diana Elizabeth loves visiting nurseries. There are so many different types of plants and now she drives around looking at every one’s landscape for ideas. Oleanders are next!