For a long time, our garden was pretty boring - just scraggy grass, with a "dog bomb" here and there. But then we put in five small raised garden beds. I helped Mum wheelbarrow a whole 1.25 cubic metres of good soil from the front yard, uphill to the back yard to fill them up (and that was with a dodgy wheelbarrow too!) At first we had a hard time stopping Boof from digging in them and the cats from pooing in them (yuck!) but now they are well protected from the animals and thriving with lovely things for us to eat! So far we have harvested sugar snap peas, snow peas, lettuce, radishes, a baby beetroot (that we pulled up early by mistake) and lots of different herbs. My favourite was the sugar snap peas. Here is a picture of me with a big harvest of greens that we used to make yummy rice paper rolls last weekend.
Today we picked up our chicken coop so we will be busy assembling that and getting the yard ready for the chooks over the next month. I'm so excited about getting chickens!
Mum has typed this for me. I will probably do some posts of my own in future, but be warned - they won't be spelled as well as this! My Mum and my sisters will also be writing posts, so you will be able to get to know us all.
Keep on growing!