The first thing on our very, very, very long house list was a garden. This year it will be temporary until we figure out a more concrete plan for our back yard. So, while Oma was here last weekend we built a couple of simple garden boxes...that is until Mister got ahold of them. He took an ordinary garden box and made it self watering. Pretty amazing plan really.
We have kales, spinach, swiss chard, rosemary, chives, basil, garlic, carrots, peppers, jalapenos, and even some strawberries and blueberries. Charlotte helped plant (wearing princess gloves) and point out worms. We couldn't talk her into holding one. Grace ate dirt. What? It was organic.
And then after all that hard work our new suburban lifestyle did not disappoint....the ice cream truck made an appearance. I think it's the same make, model, flavors, and driver as the one my neighborhood had in 1988. Some things are better left unchanged.