Our Veggie Garden
Our veggie garden will be a little different this year! Since I’m in my third trimester with the third set of twins this spring, I had to take a step back and let the kids take over the veggie garden! They have done every step completely independently!
The bigs raked and Ammended the soil
Simplifying the Garden
We decided to go simple this year since I’m SO pregnant! Lettuce and Swiss Chard always grow easily in this bed so we’re going to have a greens garden! We got a variety of types- Buttercrunch, Romaine, Red and Rainbow Swiss Chard. Yummy!
Digging the holes and planting the starts.
The Starts are in!
They didn’t turn out the same as if I did it, and I LOVE it! The garden is so them.
Growing but getting Dry
Time to Water!
We made watering bottles out of reused water bottles by poking holes in the lid. I just tapped a nail with a hammer into the cap, making sure the holes were big enough they would not get soil stuck. I learned this tip from the wonderful gardening volunteer at the school I taught in years ago. (Thanks, KP-your ideas are timeless!)
Next Up Harvesting and
My favorite baby carrier
Zippered-footie Onsies- a twins must!
- Your arms, back, positive attitude and love! I've learned, the best thing you can do is bring a loving and kind spirit and excitement for the trip. We held our littles and played with all four for the entire time. It's exhausting and we felt like we ran a marathon, trying our best to keep all four kids so quiet and entertained, while cooped up for four hours straight. Somehow, we had so much fun and we laughed a lot! I've learned whether you have one kid or four, your attitude makes all the difference. You can feel miserable, scared, tired, and nervous the whole time or you can laugh at the craziness and know it will not last forever. Kids, especially babies, will always feed off of their parent's energy. So the next time you are traveling with your kids, don't forget to take some deep yoga breaths, stretch and meditate before, during and after your flight/drive and to laugh as much as possible!
How Do You Do It?
Kathleen, M.Ed.-mom of two sets of twins, educator, yoga instructor, nature enthusiast.