Simplicity in the Garden 

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been putting off planting our vegetable garden until after Mother’s Day and with the pop up storms rolling in, I decided today would be a great motivator to work quickly and get it done. Plus free water is always a plus! 

We plant a garden every year and I was reminded today of how it’s not really a quick thing to do. Before children, I enjoyed  planting the garden but it’s not nearly as fun as doing it with Landen, Caroline, and Parker (he was our project manager). We really had a huge task at hand clearing out weeds and it was tiedeous, but the conversation around the garden was filled with inquiries, exploration, and playing with lots of bugs. 


We had a ton of fun moments…a huge toad scared us as we were walking in for a water break, the kids cheered me on as I ran the tiller through the dirt, and picking out the plants at the store and planting them each with care made for a fun family day. 


I taught Landen and Caroline how to take each plant out of its container and as they planted, Caroline said, “I don’t need my gloves. They’re just in my way.” I loved how she wasn’t afraid to get dirty. But what I loved even more was how they were so willing to work on such a big project and they were fully invested. Not once did they ask to go inside-even when it started to get warm and I felt like I was dying of the heat. 


Having the change in pace  was refreshing today. I always feel like the week is filled with such a long to-do-list(of the same ol’ things) that doesn’t always include a project like today’s where your still accomplishing something but it’s a break from the typical tasks that need to be done.

We hope you have some time this weekend with your families enjoying the weather, unplugging, and just taking it easy. 

Xo
Danielle 

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