Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bruce's Garden: Planting Onions

Even though these posts are tagged "our garden" this is really Bruce's baby. He is doing all of the hard manual labor and I get to drop a couple of onions in the ground, take pictures and pretend that I'm helping.

See what I mean?

We have such a great spot for a vegetable garden!  Very easy access to our rain barrel and the slider door into the basement.  If we have success with the garden this year, we may expand it next year ...

Speaking of our rain barrel ...

He's proud, can you tell?  We didn't want to spend the money on an actual rain barrel (I think they can run around $100 a piece) so he took a garbage can and hooked it up himself.  It is already full from the few days of rain we've gotten!

We decided to hook up a rain barrel for two reasons.  One - we wanted to be kind to the earth and not waste water.  Re-using rain water is awesome for watering a garden!  Two - we wanted to be good stewards of the utility costs at the parsonage and not make someone else pay for the water for our garden.  Our goal is to never have to use water from the well.

Seriously - how cool is that?

Burgers for dinner - I've been nursing a sinus headache of epic proportions today so I didn't have the energy for anything else!

We went to Home Depot tonight to pick up some paint samples and looked at grills.  I think we've decided to go with gas over charcoal and nothing too fancy.

I cannot wait for real GRILLING!

We are settling in for a night of sports and sweatpants.  Goodnight!


  1. That looks great !! The part I Love is when they start breaking the ground and watching them grow !! I can see that Garden being much bigger next year !!

  2. I already have plans Steve. I'm actually thinking I should have gone bigger but I'm too far into it now so there is no real going back because its time to plant things now


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