Sunday, May 13, 2007

Saturday at the Corn's

Most of this weekend was spent outside for the members of the Corn household. With the beautiful weather the Lord blessed us with, how could we stay inside? We were busy weeding, digging, planting, and watering all day Saturday.

Tasha and I worked out in the garden. It's not a huge garden by any means, but we did plant some of our favorites. Here's what the garden looked like before we got started. As you can see, it was full of weeds!!!!

This is what it looked like after we were done planting. You can't tell, but the left bed has okra in it. In the middle bed we planted tomatoes and peppers, which you can see growing in the middle of the bed. Then along the sides, we planted lettuce and spinach. Then in the last bed we planted some green beans.

Tasha and I also planted some herbs....which I'm VERY excited about. You can see them here in the little pots right outside our back door (for easy access). We planted oregano, basil, cilantro (Strem, you better watch out!!!), and (we think) rosemary. This one didn't have a little card in it to identify it, but we think it's rosemary. [Can anyone help us!??!?!]

Dad worked on the flowerbeds in the backyard. First he extended the hosta bed around the patio. I didn't get a 'before' picture of this, because he was out working before I was up and movin'. When Dad got done, I added a colorful touch to the bed by planting some pansies.

Dad also worked on the berm along the fence. I think Dad is most excited about this area. It has been many, many, many years since we've been able to do landscaping like this in the backyard. While we had our big dog, Jessie, it was nearly impossible to do much with our backyard. In fact, where Dad made the berm is exactly the path that Jessie would take in her numerous trips running around the yard each day. While we miss our good watchdog, it is definitely nice to have a well-manicured lawn.

Mom was busy in the front all day. After a tiring escapade around town, we were finally able to find some decent plants at a decent price to plant in the front of the house.
Here are the two pots Mom planted at the front of the walkway. Mom also planted some flowers and set out some hummingbird food in hopes of having these fascinating birds stop by for a visit.

All in all, it was a tiring, but enjoyable day. We were all a stinky, sweaty, muddy, hungry mess by the time evening rolled around.

[By the way, Isaac is still a member of the Corn family, but he was away all day attending his girlfriend's graduation. Bryan, well, he's another story. ;) ]


Chris said...

Sister Lydia - your yard looks fantastic, absolutely beautiful. Could you please spend next Saturday in mine?!?! You and Tasha (and your Mom & Dad) did a wonderful job. I'll look forward to seeing it all this week!

lydia said...

Thank you. I realized today that watering all the plants is quite a task. About your much are you offering? ;)

Chris said...

Hmm...that's a good question, how about the opportunity to help a poor preacher out? ;) And quality time with me and Grandma! lol