Monday, May 16, 2011

An Ode to Dirt

Dear Ole Dirt, how do I love thee?  You smell so lovely as the tiller moveth underneath.  You are chocolately in color and nutrient rich, and thanks to you our veggies taste delish. 

"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet."
-  James Oppenheim

"A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself.  Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people."
-  Franklin D. Roosevelt

Phase I-Retill the garden.  This year we about doubled the length of the garden from about 36 feet to about 68 feet.  We did this so that we keep the pumpkins fenced in with all the veggies. 


Anonymous said...

The soil looks amazing. It is so dark! What new things are you trying
this year that you didn't plant last
year? That John Deere sure looks fun! Enjoy!

Meri said...

This so makes me want to get outside growing things- I wish I had some land or even a yard! Just a concrete patio...

GML4 said...

Still looks like a lawn mower to me.

Mommy Lisa said...

My problem is our trees...we don't get enough sun in the backyard. I try..

Anonymous said...

"If you've never experienced the joy
of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden."
~ Robert Brault