The Beginning of Our Garden

Posted June 10, 2015 by Prairie Wife - 2 comments

We’ve been trying for a month to get our garden started but snow (yes snow in May) and then days and days (it’s been the wettest May on record) of non stop rain kept on putting off our plans. Finally last weekend we were able to plant our seeds, as well as a few tomato and pepper plants. The Cowkids are super excited to see the fruits of their labor and The Cowboy and I are crossing our fingers that at least some of it will grow! Make sure to let me know any gardening tips and tricks you use in the comments, we are newbies and can use all the help we can get!

All the Cowkids chipped in and helped plant the seeds. The tricky part was not loosing our balance in the still super muddy rows! Each Cowkid picked out a favorite vegetable to plant all on their own, and then worked together to finish the rest.

planting collage

I used this opportunity to have Cowboy W practice his writing skills, and he worked SO hard to create our row markers!

Cowboy W labeling

I think they turned out great!


I just love watching The Cowboy and the Cowkids together, it warms my heart.

working with dad

Even LittleMissH came out to enjoy some fun. Our cat Mr. Sprinkles made sure she was safe.

LittleMissH and Sprinkles

In the end I think our “little” garden looks pretty great! Follow us on Instagram to see more pictures of it as it grows.

all done planting

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2 thoughts on "The Beginning of Our Garden"

  1. Bennie says:

    Wow! That’s some view you have in the background of your garden. You really live out there on a prairie. At least that’s what it looks like to me sitting here in my cubicle in NYC. 🙂

    I have a small deck off of my condo in CT. I have a basil plant, strawberry plant, three tomato plants in a big pot and a few flowers. I had a cilantro plant but it died. I’ve never had luck with cilantro and I love it!
    We’ve had an odd spring too. It was warm for one week and then it cooled off so I took a few of the plants inside for a week. Then it rained a few days so my plants are all confused. I’m hoping the heat and sun steady out for a few days/weeks now so that I get a few strawberries (I see a few berries starting) and tomatoes (I have some flowers on them).

    Good luck and have fun.

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      I struggle with Cilantro too! I am jealous of your strawberries, we’ve never had more than a few of ours bear fruit!

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