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starting our garden

We finally had a beautiful day with no wind this weekend. Perfect weather for starting our garden.
Joel had tilled up the dirt a few weeks ago. He started planting the corn while I went inside to get our little helper up from his nap.
I really didn’t think Levi would be too interested in our gardening project. Lately when we go outside he only wants to do two things: swing or go for a wagon ride. If I am busy doing something else he will stand under the swing or next to the wagon with his arms out begging…please play with me mama!
But Levi’s fun dad talked him into coming over and helping him.
And it turned out that Levi thought planting potatoes was pretty great.
Levi put every potato in a hole. Joel handed them to him one by one.
His favorite part was throwing them in.
And my favorite part was the high five after every successful potato toss. So sweet.
We planted onions too.
Actually, Levi tore his onion apart while Joel planted all the onions…and I took pictures of Joel planting the onions.
I did help though. When Levi remembered that he actually liked his wagon better than gardening, Joel took him on a wagon ride and I planted the lettuce.
But if you want to know the truth…Joel is the real brains behind our garden. He is the farmer after all. I am slowly learning, but most of the time I just beg him to help me or tell me what to do…kind of like Levi begging to be pushed on the swing. 🙂
So the garden is officially started. I can’t wait until it is time to eat all of our yummy vegetables. And I am so thankful to have a little helper this year…he makes gardening even more fun!
  • Vera - I have no words to describe how adorable these pictures are! Priceless!!ReplyCancel

  • songskatesang - i LOVE the pic of him and Joel high fivin’. So sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Heather | Cookie Mondays - the high five picture brought tears to my eyes!ReplyCancel

  • Stef - these are such CUTE pictures! The high five one was my favorite. I’m eager to see your garden as it flourishes. My husband and I would love to plant a bit this Spring/Summer… I just don’t have a green thumb {like, at all} and I’m worried I’d depress the fam by killing all our food.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - These pictures are beautiful! and the one of Joel and Levi high fiving each other made my heart melt!!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - This brought tears to my eyes-so sweet and they grow so fast! (The babes-not sure about the potatoes!)ReplyCancel

  • Candy - Those pictures are just priceless! What a sweet family!ReplyCancel

  • Conservatory Furniture - I love this blog.Awesome experience you shared in your post.Captures are adorable and impressive.
    Levi is so sweet and cute… 🙂
    Thanks for such a nice blog…..ReplyCancel

  • Charon Benton - so sweet that you planted your family garden together! I love the pictures!!! we have a small family garden as well, but thankfully, my farmer husband did it all himself, ha-ha!ReplyCancel

  • Melinda - Beautiful pictures! The High Five, and the last one of Levi with mama made me smile 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Selena - What a lovely posting… those pictures are priceless. And you look so pretty in the picture with Levi… simply glowing.

    Enjoy the spring weather; I live in Missouri so I understand the joy of no wind as we get most of your weather a day or so later.

    Have a great day and thanks for sharing your family!ReplyCancel

  • A - oh my gosh, that high five picture is priceless!!ReplyCancel

  • Toni :O) - Oh my, what wonderful photos and just so incredibly sweet! Levi is just adorable! Glad you have a helper…makes life extra sweet indeed! Here’s to a bountiful garden for you all!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Abel - These are such sweet photos! Sounds like you have a lot of deliciousness coming your way. It is so great that your little guy is learning early about growing things. I joined a CSA this year, can’t wait to get my little one year old out in the dirt!ReplyCancel

  • marietta - How sweet!!! Love reading your blog!!!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs. Southern - These pictures are beautiful! Levi looks like such a little toddler already. Homegrown veggies are the best during the summer! Our neighbors have a garden and are so nice to share with us, I of course bake them cookies in return which seems like a good trade off. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Todd and Courtney - I love it! I so wish we had a garden but Im clueless on where to start. Joel needs to migrate over to TN to plant us one 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Perpetual Blind Date - that high five picture is to die for. so stinkin cute. I am so jealous that you get a garden, im thinking my apartment complex would be a little upset if i tilled up some dirt. hahaReplyCancel

  • nichole - Your pictures are so sweet! I love them!!!!ReplyCancel

  • purejoy - the high five is so sweet. joel’s face makes the shot work. what a proud dada.
    and you look absolutely adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - so so sweet!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - We only have potatoes planted in our garden right now. It is too wet and cold here now to plant anything else yet! I’m a little jealous!


  • Andrea - the potato-tossing and high-five pictures are priceless! also, a good encouragement that I can get my gang to pitch in and help plant (my boys are usually more into seeing “how big a hole you can dig right in the middle of delicate growing plants!”ReplyCancel

  • meg duerksen - your pictures are really getting good jess!!!
    and i had no idea you plant the potato in the ground.
    no clue.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer @ Studio JRU - I am so looking forward to getting into the garden. We just got started when the winter weather came back. Your family is just precious. These photos are beautiful! Love the high five. So happy I found your blog today! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Julie - Your garden looks amazing!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that Levi got to help plant the potatoes. And the high five picture is super special and cute. Beautiful pictures.ReplyCancel

  • EricaG - Precious! I love the high 5.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Jensen - How cute is Levi?!?! What a sweet boy you have!! Landrey LOVES her wagon too–guess it is a good way to exercise:)
    Hope your pregnancy is going well! Think of your family lots!!ReplyCancel

  • Erin - This is one of the cutest blog posts I have ever seen! Levi is the most precious boy!!! I know you all are having so much fun with him!ReplyCancel

  • amy - What a sweet & loving father Joel is. 🙂

    All of your babes have been blessed to have him for a father. And, you are blessed to have him as your partner.ReplyCancel

  • Vincent Family - Your pictures are breath taking! The high ive picture brought tears to my eyes.ReplyCancel

  • chapinamom - Oh, yeah! The high five pic instantly made me laugh out loud and get choked up – so special!ReplyCancel

  • Mindy Harris - so adorable. oh my!ReplyCancel

  • Carpenter's - Sweetest pictures in AMERICA:)ReplyCancel

  • Eryn - Goodness that high five picture had me tearing up! So so sweet! Nothing cuter than a daddy’s pride in his son! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jody - We’ve started on our garden as well. We’ve got the peas in and this year we are trying potatoes, asparagus and onions. I’m thinking the carrots need to go in here soon as well. Otherwise, we have to wait in our neck of the woods until about May 15th to plant the rest. I’m excited to try canning some new stuff this year. I’m hoping Emmy Jo enjoys the garden this year. She’s 20 months now. She enjoyed the dirt last year. I’m hoping to put her to work picking strawberries (: Good luck with the garden!ReplyCancel

  • Christina - These photos made me cry! I love how he was helping Dad and Joel seems like the perfect dad to help…so patient. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Allison - That is so cool that you guys are able to have such an amazing garden. I cannot imagine living on all that land with no neighbors right in your backyard! And the high-five picture is utterly adorable!!ReplyCancel