When my husband asked what I wanted for my first Mother’s Day, I knew he’d be happy with my reply. I didn’t want an expensive gift or a fancy dinner. I wanted to get the garden planted! Though it was very windy and chilly, we did just that. I popped Joshua into the front carrier and zipped him into my sweatshirt, then proceeded to “direct” (a.k.a. boss around) Ed.
Don’t let the sun fool you, it was cold!
We planted sunflowers, peas, Yukon gold potatoes, carrots, leeks, scallions, pickling cucumbers, spinach, iceberg lettuce, buttercrunch lettuce, baby lettuce mix, chives, basil, parsley and dill. We decided to wait to transplant tomatoes (started by my dad this spring at the farm) until later on, and that was a good thing, because there’s a freeze warning tonight!
We warmed up inside and relaxed for the rest of the afternoon. This is one of the sweetest pictures I’ve taken since Josh was born!
Ed topped off our day by cooking supper and serving me ice cream as our baby slept on my chest.
Visit the Inadvertent Farmer for all kinds of ideas on how to garden with kids!
How was your Mother’s Day?