Let the Competition…Begin!

It’s been a l…o…n…g winter. Each time the weather headed toward warmth, a cold front would whip in and send everyone huddling inside under a warm blanket.

But, this morning, I saw a male and female cardinal eating at the milk jug bird feeder Joe made. The sun is shining and the weather is blissfully mild.

Spring (fingers crossed!) is finally here.

The cold, dreary weather has not kept us away from our garden plans. Nope. We’ve been in full-on planning mode…with a twist.

Joe, Jake and I are dividing the garden and raised beds this year and creating our very own dream garden…on a budget.

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We each get a raised bed.

We each get a section of the garden.

We each get to pick, plant and perfect our very own garden plot.

And we are all pretty competitive.

We are reviewing what we know about plants and fertilizers. Learning what growing zone we are in and where each plant will grow best.

Thanks to Minecraft, the boys are already learning about fertilizers. Joe is particularly excited to make his own bone meal as he uses it to grow wheat and other food in his Minecraft world.

Er, we’ll probably just get that at the store, buddy.

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The boys helped come up with a few award’s categories. Daddy, of course, will be the impartial judge.

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The weather is fine, the ground is thawed and the chickens are almost through the garden.

Let the competition begin!

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