When my son was a kid, he hated anything and everything that had to do with gardening. So it's ironic that he is now gardening in his backyard in raised beds.... has even called me for advice.
I liked his raised beds and so my son and his family gave me a 4'x4' raised bed thing for Mothers Day and brought it up this weekend and put it together.
The kit (purchased on sale at Lowe's home improvement emporium) required wood glue, which isn't something I typically keep around...so we made a run to Lowe's for that... and I picked up some veggies... German Johnson tomatoes, some marigolds to plant around the tomatoes, some basil... and two kinds of cucumbers... burpless and pickling. As my son was planting the cukes, he commented that one of them said crookneck squash.
Hmmm... either the pot was in the wrong tray, mislabed, or some clown moved the markers for a laugh. We did study the leaves but couldn't decide at this stage what type plant it belonged to. So I have to wait and see what I actually got.... not a problem because I like squash if that what it is.
My son also got the boys to plant some cucumber seeds in an egg carton for later in the summer when the first bunch stop producing. Gussie the Wonder Dog watched from the deck and as she patrolled the backyard.
My daughter and SIL brought their girls over after church so the cousins could visit.
The girls were excited when they saw the raised bed out the dining room window....
After lunch, my SIL took the boys and Emma to play disk golf but Chloe was a bit under the weather (recovering from strep, poor dear)... so she stayed with me. I let her pick out fabrics from my scrap bins and we made Snowy the Owl a quilt of her very own!
It was the first time a grandchild stood by me while I sewed...
I did get an outdoor photo of the HST quilt... but I guess I'm either not a good photographer or have no "eye" for taking photos of quilts... but here's the finished quilt anyhoo.
Quite a productive weekend...