I might not have ever mentioned it, but I live in the same house that I did when I was growing up. After Seth and I got married we took over my parents house and built them a separate house in the back garden. What it’s like bringing my children up in the same house that I grew up in is worth a post on all it’s own, but why I’m mentioning it is that this house is old – very old. I think it was built in the 60’s, which doesn’t necessarily make it old, but there is a lot of work that we need to put in to make it what we want it to be. And plus also the roof may be falling off – but again that’s a whole extra story right there.
Thankfully this holiday we actually got our butts in gear and instead of moaning about how much the house sucks, we actually did something about it. And by “we” I totally mean Seth. He got it all got kicked started when he got his friends (Brian and Jared) to help him set up a veggie patch in a particularly neglected corner. They did such an awesome job, knocking it out in one afternoon with their big man muscles.
We now have rosa tomatoes, spinach, basil, strawberries and rosemary. So far the strawberries have been chowed, but we don’t know by what and we are waiting patiently for the tomatoes to ripen. Oh and the basil is great too! I haven’t taken a recent picture, but I wouldn’t be far off if I said that the tomato plants are almost as tall as I am!
Here is a little bit of a picture story of the transformation…