I realized that I haven't posted at all about our garden this year, and it's kind of a cool story. Our old house had a great space for a garden with rich soil and lots of sun, but our "new" yard is mostly shade (which is obviously nice for other reasons), and there was not an ideal place to plant here.
This past spring while Eric and I were deliberating about if and where to plant, I saw a poster introducing a new community garden in our area. Eric attended the informational meeting, we signed up and paid a nominal fee, and then we were set! Each family/individual was given a 10x20 plot, which is larger than we needed, so we are sharing our space with two other families.
It is so neat to see this formerly unused field alive with nourishing veggies! We planted peas, green beans, lettuce, spinach, potatoes, onions, green and red bell peppers and tomatoes. We've already had a bumper crop of the salad greens and are anxiously awaiting the readiness of the other goodies!
Thanks to Eric and Nathan for doing all the planting and weeding! (Their job is to grow the veggies, and mine is to prepare and serve them.) It's a great endeavor for our family, and even better to be doing so alongside other members of our small town.