This isn’t what I wanted to write about today. Last Sunday I was all ready to wrap of one of my home projects that’s been dragging on forever. And then I went to breakfast with my son. While chatting over a southwest omelet and grilled cheese (who eats grilled cheese for breakfast?! it certainly wasn’t me), our conversation proceeded like this:
Coolio: I think it would be fun to start a vegetable garden.
Me: Yeah that would be fun. We’ll have to look into it.
Coolio: No, I think it would be a fun thing to do today.
Me: Today?!! But we don’t know anything about starting a garden.
Coolio: That’s okay. We’ll just give a try. If nothing grows we’ll still have fun trying.
Okay, how can you argue with that. So we spent Sunday afternoon planting a garden that will most likely not grow :).
So we headed off to Home Depot and I veered towards the miniature tomato plants…but Coolio thought it would be more fun to plant seeds. Okay then… He picked out Garden Beans, Summer Squash, Carrots, Pumpkin, and Cantaloupe…yes, cantaloupe. I drew the line when he wanted to plant corn. I just couldn’t imaging wading through corn fields in our backyard.
He also had apparently heard somewhere that manure was the perfect stuff to grow vegetables in, so we purchased 4 bags of “Premium Humus & Manure”…mmmm.
Coolio then went to work loosening up the soil in our impromptu garden bed, and then mixed in the manure.
Kingsley was enormously helpful. As was I, as I stood by with my Route 44 Diet Coke from Sonic.
I did take the time to make some lovely little garden stakes, though.
I also investigated our back deck and noticed something odd on the ceiling fan (and by “odd”, I apparently didn’t mean dirt, grime and dead bugs. In case you’re wondering, I have in fact heard of a little thing called “cleaning”).
An industrious little bird had decided to build a nest on top of one of the fan blades. Thank goodness we hadn’t turned it on, AND that there weren’t any little eggs in there. I was stunned at what a perfect little nest it was, though. Nature! Amazing!
After all “our” work was done, we had our own little vegetable garden. As I said, I’m fairly certain that it won’t produce a bountiful harvest for us, but it definitely was fun.