Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth Day

We celebrated the weekend before Earth Day in true Bauer fashion: with our hands in the rich soil and the smell of tomato plants in the air.

Jonathan spent the weekend riding the (very much borrowed) tractor, tidying up the yard, and tilling what turned out to be gorgeous dirt in our four garden beds. That was just a few days after he took his oldest buddy and loaded up the new car with tomatoes, peppers, and marigolds. Have I mentioned how much I love my husband lately? Well, I do. And it's a lot. We spent Sunday afternoon tucking the boys' purchases into the earth.

We did plant smaller crops this year, but we have a big reason to cut back. She's due mid-July.

This is just the start to the fourth Bauer Family Garden, though. We are going to buy seed and fill up the rest of the open space. I'll be back for a full garden report (for those who enjoy that sort of thing), but I couldn't just leave these pictures on my camera.

These two were great helpers mounding the dirt around the new plants, even if Owen did plant his tomato still in the container. I have a feeling I'm going to have a lot more help than I did last year. And the number of hands is only growing.

Today is going to be a gorgeous spring day. Why don't you get outside, hug a tree, plant a flower, watch your kids play outside, or just sit in the grass and take it all in. Celebrate Mother Earth - she's pretty good to us, you know. Happy Monday, y'all!

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