For those of you that missed The Garden – Part 1 you need to go and read it to fully understand this story.
After I spent a long time getting the garden area ready last week to plant seeds I had my neighbor (aka Nanny McPurse) come over and look at it. When Nanny McPurse is not caring for my children while I am in school she is an expert gardener and a landscape designer. So, she drew up two different plans for my garden area. The first set is for the whole area and the second set is for what should be planted right now or the “spring” section.
On Sunday morning after a nice breakfast made by the husband (which included him teaching me the “proper” way to open a package of bacon and me making the perfect mimosa); I sent the husband, the monkey, and Nanny McPurse to Home Depot to buy soil and seeds to get the first part of the garden started. While they were at Home Depot, I got started on the harder part of gardening: toiling over a game of Scrabble and keeping an eye on the little monster.
About an hour later (about time, what took so long?) they returned home and got started working the dirt. Each person had their own shovel or raking device that I assigned them and the little monster had her bucket for dirt. Now that the delegation process was finished, I sat down inside on the computer and started my Internet exploring.
After about a half hour I decided it was probably time for me to resume my supervising of the garden activities so I set foot outside equipped with my camera.
The husband, Nanny McPurse, and the monkey were hard at work (as ordered) shoveling and raking the dirt while the little monster played in the background.
Onions were laid out and planted in the ground.
Seeds were sprinkled into their respective areas.
Dirt was moved around and everything was patted down to ensure optimal growth.
Water was turned on and adjusted to hit the right spots.
The spring garden is now planted and it sure took a lot of time and effort on my part yet again. Gardening sure is a freaking chore.
I think I should partake in nap time with the kids.
This post is linked up with Carrie over at Adventures in Mommyhood for 3 days of Sunday Funday