2.15.2010

The Prophet Said to Plant a Garden

We've been very crafty Mormony-Mormons this week! This is just a recap: Saturday, I decided it was time to finish a big project I started Monday, and Jon decided it was time to fix our slightly crooked fence.
Yes, the project I started Monday was a garden! Here are my little tomato plants I had started indoors a couple of weeks ago and put in the ground Saturday.
Here is our little garden. See that pile of sod? That's one of two. My family is skilled in a few random things--sodding is one of them. Tearing up sod, on the other hand, was probably the worse experience of my life! It took me 3 hours to do and 2 days to get over my aching muscles! Then, because the ground is so awesomely claylike, I (with the help of Jon this time) made a little wall to do it slightly above ground. Then we filled it up with soil and voila! We planted corn, onions, red potatoes, carrots, peas, artichokes, radishes, grape tomatoes, and strawberries! The galvenized tubs on the side were my previous garden. They did a good job with tomatoes and peas, but we wanted to go bigger. I planted awesome flowers in them, so I hope they turn out!
I also made a quilt this week for my Mom's birthday! (It's on Wednesday!) This is my favorite part of the quilt. I know, a little bit kiddish, but I loved the colors and the fabrics!
Here is a picture of basically the whole thing. My mom gave me an awesome sewing machine for my birthday and it comes with a quilting foot that I've been aching to try out. Very fun, but I may be sticking to baby quilts after this one! (This one was just a little bit smaller than a twin size.)
And that's our crafty crafty week! I'm excited to see if our garden turns out! I planted some peas in December that I get to snack on now, so I'm hoping we hit it early enough before the heat comes!

9 comments:

Brandi said...

Kat- I love the quilt, it's so cute; and I'm impressed with your little garden.I must say I was surprised you planted tomatoes though.Have you had a change of heart?

Candice said...

Katrina! Why are you so awesome! If you did not look like Mom, I would wonder how closely we are related.

Ben and Shara said...

domestic goddess to the core. I'm aching to get outside and plant something too, but I have to wait like two more months.

Awesome job on the quilt!

Jon + Kat said...

I guess I need to put a sidenote in about the tomatoes: they are for Jon and Sevy. NOT me! The radishes are for me.

Nancy said...

WOW when you get an itching to be productive, boy are you. I need to be like you.

Hanna said...

You're killing me. The garden, then the quilt - and you've already got the crazy exercise ambition. Will you come spit on me or something so I can catch what you've got? :) I love it all and can't wait to see the garden grow.

Monika, Ronny, Kai and Jaiden said...

the garden's amazing!!!!! and ya, the quilt too! geez!

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Mendel Family said...

Nice garden :) We just fixed our fence as well (well built a new one) and took all of the old sod out and we will be putting in new sod soon. And when I say we, I mean workers we paid and got an incredible deal on :) We thought about doing a garden, but I think we are going to do some planters and grow a few things in them.