Initial indication led us to believe the arrival of our son was imminent so in order to avoid a last minute call to me at work and trying to hurry and get home from Seattle, I officially started my paternity leave. Until he does get here, we are taking the time to relax, catch up on sleep, and finish some fun projects.
We got some seeds and starts for our garden, one particular parsley plant promised specifically to Abigail. She has taken ownership, will plant it, water it, and watch it grow. She is very excited.
After her plant was finished, Abby took it upon herself to collect all empty buckets as Jess and I emptied them, transporting dirt from one to another to another.
We decided on allocating two of our beds to herbs, including parsley, dill, basil, cilantro, rosemary, and chives.
For the border of the garden we got a few flowers. I’m not sure what kind they are. You will have to ask Jess. But they are colorful and smelly, if that helps.
Last time at this point in the pregnancy, Jess was drywalling a kitchen wall. This time, she decided to take it a little easy and stick to gardening.
There is the whole garden. On the left side in the back we planted seeds for onions and green onions. Then the front two are the herbs. On the right we have tomatoes in the back bed, zuchinni and carrots in the middle, and will eventually plant lavender in the front.
We still need about four more flowers to finish the border but then it’s all about watching everything grow and, when the time comes, making Jess a great salad while I order chicken teriyaki takeout.