The plan is to have a total of 26 - 4x4 boxes. Some will be cut in half and put along side the house. We will place a 3' aisle and then another row of boxes. These will wrap around the east side of the house and the back of the deck. Audrey has been assigned to take care of the herbs while Jackson will be taking care of the other plants. Of course, Stephen and I will be overseeing everything, but the kids are excited about this new venture. Just one more thing to add to their home schooling curriculum.
We have a nice size yard, but definitely NOT big enough for a real garden. Also neither Stephen nor I have time to prepare the soil here for a garden. The soil is full of clay, sand and rocks. There doesn't seem to be ANY topsoil at all. This will allow us to have produce our first year with out all the hassle of dealing with soil and weeds. That's right I said NO weeds. If you want to know more you can check it out on www.squarefootgardening.com.
Just to add to the insanity, we went to the Tractor Supply store today and purchased SIX pullet chicks. Stephen and Audrey are using 2 medium sized moving boxes for the first home for the chicks. They are all very cute and playful. Each of the children placed one of the chicks in the new box, which thrilled William and Philip.
So far one of the chicks has flown out of the box 3 times. Audrey was calling him Fluffy, but has now decided to call him Wonder. You see I wanted to name them all Peep, and the kids wanted to give them all each individual names, so they all have the middle name of Peep. SO, the chick that is trying to escape is called Wonder Peep.
Earlier the Peeps were fighting over a piece of paper they had scratched up for the newspaper in the bottom of the box. Since it was rolled up it looked like a worm and they began fighting over it. We all laughed so hard it scared the Peeps, causing the "worm" to be dropped. Wonder Peep immediately claimed it and ran off.
Did I tell you that the Peeps can eat? Well they can. We filled their feeder with food and tonight it is less than half full. Stephen said he has to wonder if the Peeps won't finish eating us out of house and home. I told him that they better not eat much, because the kids and dog don't leave much behind.
Lily is not happy with the added members to our family. She is very upset that we will not share them with her, allowing her to play with the Peeps. She seems to listen to Stephen. The test will be when he isn't here. The Peeps are in the kitchen, where we complete school work and spend almost all of our time. I hope that keeps them safe.
I hope you enjoy the pictures.
Until next time from my little corner.