We are getting really close to planting our garden. The bed that will house my herb garden is all ready. My parsley survived the winter and I already have a cilantro plant in the ground. I have basil, thyme, chives, oregano, and lavender seeds to plant this year. My husband finished clearing out the bed that we will use for the vegetables. He already planted 4 strawberry plants that I purchased last week. Soon we will plant our vegetable seeds. This year we are going to try pole beans, spinach, tomatoes, and squash. This is the first time we have had a vegetable garden so it should be interesting to see what happens. My husband also got the rain barrel back out so that we can have water for our new seedlings.
We spent a good part of the weekend in the yard. My husband has really been working hard. He enlisted the kids to help with the weeds, which meant they were both armed with clippers. Eventhough they were very dull from lots of use and no sharpening, it made me more than a little nervous. They spent hours in the yard clipping plants and weeds. Miller did ask me to take his photo at one point, but I was too scared to leave him alone with the clippers long enough to run inside for the camera.
My husband hates dandelions with a passion. He has been plucking them up whenever he sees them. He missed these two somehow. I don't have anything against them personally. I like that the kids love them and they are only around for a short time.
I took so many pictures of this caterpillar and this was the best one. He was a fast little guy.
I have been sewing away and promise I will have lots to share next week.