Kieklak Garden 2014

 photo garden2014_zps8c0f7433.pngI’ve spent the past week alternating between using the shovel as a Pogo stick and digging through the dirt on my hands and knees. Clearing a garden plot is way more work than I expected when I picked up the shovel last Saturday.

 photo garden1_zpsc9868bab.pngThe part that took the longest was separating the dirt clods from the grass. It took forever.

But I chipped away at the task, a few hours a day, until I finished last night. It’s pretty hard to tell from the pictures, but that’s a garden full of seeds!

 photo garden3_zps7d0ab7c1.pngMy hands are blistered and pretty much every muscle in my body aches, but I’m hoping it will be worth it.

 photo garden5_zpsfda387a4.pngSo far, the garden has mostly cost me time and sweat. I had no gardening supplies, so I picked up a shovel ($8), a trowel ($3), gloves ($2), and seeds ($2).

 photo garden4_zps7a599639.pngI planted four hills of squash – two yellow and two zucchini. Those took up the most space, since the hills need two feet of space and then two more between them. Then I have three more rows: peppers, onions, and carrots.

 photo garden6_zps7b630e27.pngLuckily, I got it done just in time. Rain started pouring down a few hours ago, and the forecast says there’s plenty more to come for the next few days.

I’m so excited to see what comes up in a few weeks, I’ll keep you posted!

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Lisa Kieklak

Co-Founder at The Helpmates
Explorer & adventurer - mostly through scratches of ink on a page - I enjoy my husband, our twin boys, our boisterous German shepherd, and strive to live for the glory of God.

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