Monday, February 8, 2010

Ready, Aim...

Today was the day for getting things started. It's the official start of my blog AND it's the official start of my garden! I am planting a garden for the family that I work for, as well as for my own family, and I am very excited. The title of today's post, "Ready, Aim, Fire!", is how my boss described the manner in which he wanted me to take on this project. "Not... Ready, Fire, Aim"! In other words, do your homework and do it right the first time, Lisa. So, I have been reading every book I can get my hands on, picking the brain of as many gardening gurus I can find, and I can confidently say I am READY.

Today my awesome parents helped me kick off the AIMING portion of the endeavor. My Dad and I staked out a rough draft of the garden while Mom watched my two children. Staking out a garden may sound like a fairly simple task. Well, it's NOT! There is so much thinking, calculating, planning, measuring, string-lining, and hammering to do. Not to mention the weather went from a beautiful, sunny day yesterday, to a windy, drizzly, frigid day today. The conditions were rough, but Dad and I had the easy job! Mom had her hands full! I'll just say that my kids are 4 1/2 and 13 months and have the stamina of an Olympic marathon runner with a jet pack! They are something! But Mom is a pro and even had a hot meal waiting for us when we got home.

At the end of the day, we had a garden staked out and ready for approval, and our bellies full of fried venison steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, and hot, buttery broccoli. Not too shabby!

After a bubble bath and bedtime story with my two sweeties, I finally pulled the trigger on my other new blog. We'll see how things go! Ready, Aim.....

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