Let’s Grow A Garden!


The above picture is what my dream garden would look like. For now we have to work with this…


Not that spectacular is it? Well it is just starting out. My girls have been itching to try a garden again. Yes, I said again.  I tried to make a garden 4 years back when I was still working in a traditional office setting and it just didn’t work out. I didn’t have the time and energy needed to make it work.

Now that I work from home and my girls are older I have the time and I can teach them how to help me. We started our garden project on Saturday and I am proud to say we have plant life growing in our little garden.

Garden Collage

And here are my little gardeners…

The Girls Gardening CollageWe had a blast working the ground and getting everything planted. To be honest I did most of the hard labor and the girls planted all the seeds and watered. I know I will be relying on my 10-year-old more than my 8-year-old. When the work got tough my 8-year-old K disappeared and my 10-year-old D was still there helping as much as she could.

We planted watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes, carrots, lettuce, Brussels sprouts, string beans, cucumbers, broccoli rabe, and kale. I am hoping that we will be successful. I purchased the seeds to start but I am in the process of also collecting and saving my own.  I have radish and mini sweet peppers for the next time we plant. I am also investigating seed swaps near me in hopes of expanding my garden variety. I plan on planting again in August after this round of vegetables and fruits have been harvested.

For Christmas the girls each got a fairy garden. We decided to make those herb gardens, where they planted parsley, chives, garlic chives and sweet basil.

I figured if we are successful we will have one heck of a salad 😉

That’s all for now, stay tuned for more.




About Palmer Fancy-Freelance

My name is Amanda (Mandy), recently I have become unemployed and after lots of thought and encouragement from a dear friend I decided to start freelancing business as an Administrative Professional. This blog will document my endeavors to launch a successful freelance business. Why freelance you ask? I have many reasons why I want to freelance and the most important is so I can stay at home and raise my children. In the past year of being unemployed I have found that going to work everyday and being in a management position for a company took me away from what is important, my children and husband. Unfortunately I need two incomes to support my household and freelancing seems like the answer to my prayers. Why blog about it? well I am hoping that I can help others that are wanting to do the same. Maybe someone reading my blog will learn from my mistakes (I know there will be many) and from my triumphs. I am also hoping maybe other freelancers will read as well and help me along the way.
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One Response to Let’s Grow A Garden!

  1. Soli says:

    So proud!

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