Sunday, October 24, 2010

Closing the Garden

It seems that no matter how good our intentions are, we just can't pull certain things off when we want to. We've been talking about preparing the garden for Winter for weeks, and we had an early frost so nothing is really worth saving at this point, except for potatoes under the ground and maybe some squash, it's all destined for the compost heap.

Of course, we never got around to it, and put it off for weeks. However, last week we decided to finally deal with it, and N and I took it upon ourselves to take care of business (what a guy thing to do). We not only pulled out all the corn and assorted plants that were done and over, but we also got on our hands and knees and dug up the last of the potatoes.

We actually ended up with quite a few, and had a blast doing it. I really enjoy doing jobs with the kids, it makes it fun and I feel good that they enjoy taking part and helping out. Plus, they're a lot of fun to hang out and talk with.

Next up, we're going to have to tackle all those leaves, but that's something they've been itching to do, anyway. Until then, thanks for reading.

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