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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

the little garden that could

Yesterday we celebrated 2 years here at Green Acres. I can’t believe I have had this little writing corner for 2 years now and it all started with this. In the last 2 years I have learned much ado about many things such as gardening, homemaking, parenting and most importantly myself. Thank you all so much for your support in the last 2 years, here’s to many more.

I thought I would share some updates on the garden here. Mr. Miller totally reworked the beds into 8 5x5 raised beds. We used the pavers we already had. We also added a fence so my lovely little beagle, Peanut, wouldn’t take out my green beans with her sun bathing. We used a crate from Mr. Millers work. The posts are limbs that we cut from the apple tree and the big gate was from a friend. Cost: nothing. I love free and recycled projects.


Mr. Miller is teaching Junior Mint the art of watering this year. We are going to add a drip system with items that we already have around here soon. My dream would be to finally get a rain barrel and connect the two. A girl can dream right?




I just got a new book on preserving food. It has been very informative so far. I am looking forward to putting some of the bounty away this year.


  1. Your garden looks amazing, and HUGE! How wonderful. I hope that everyone in your area has been safe from the weather, and happy almost June to you and your family.

  2. What a lovely garden! You have done such an amazing job reusing and repurposing materials!