We've been working hard to turn the garden dream into a reality. Aside from Pinterest and Google images, I've been spending a lot of time reading and researching colonial gardens. You know, the ones that our original great, great, great, great, great, greats had when we all ventured over here from Europe. They were the original garden gangsters. Gardening to feed, gardening for beauty, gardening for purpose.
I'm a passionate history lover. Be it the bible, the Little House on the Prairie books, war history or wikipedia, I believe that what was succeeded at, failed at, and lived through yesterday, should be applied to today.
Because history always repeats itself.
And so, I really focused on designing the garden to be a modern day version of what was done 200 years ago. I'm not sure where that garden and that school of thought went, but I want it back.
I've finally started getting plants in the soil, which is the garden's most important purpose, and I cannot wait to see it all grow and feed us. One side of the coop evolved into an outdoor room for us, and I hope to be able to sit and enjoy a fresh tomato and watermelon on many summer evenings.
Fun fact: the garden shed and coop was inspired by the church and one room schoolhouse from Little House on the Prairie.
I'm so grateful for all the hard work that Jason, my Dad, and some of the crew we've outsourced have been willing to do.
We have turned a barren, lifeless patch of earth,
into a home for chickens, a place for garden tools,
and a garden to feed us and share with our family, friends and neighbors.
Until next time. :)