Our neighborhood is pretty snazzy. It is a planned development which means it has some fun little things that most of the neighborhoods around us do not. One of my very favorite things is the community garden. (The parks, walking trails and "soon" to be finished clubhouse are a couple others.) We live in a townhouse so we don't have much of a yard to speak of and that could make vegetable gardening tricky. However, there is an entire plot of land within the development that is dedicated to gardening. Each family can "purchase" a plot (or more) each year to use for their own gardening. We just got one this year but might get a little more in years to come, who knows. Since our growing season last year sort of went from things growing one day to dead winter the next, we may have ignored some of the normal end-of-the-season niceties like pulling out finished plants, tomato cages etc. This morning, we remedied that and got our garden plot in better shape now than it was at any point in the season last year.
The first video is a quick little "tour" taken yesterday of our plot and the ones surrounding us. Yes, that is a giant farmers field right behind our plot. We live in Mapleton... there are farms all around us.
The second video is our "after" video from when we finished tilling this afternoon. Since the forecast called for a wintry mix tomorrow, we didn't plant anything today but we are planning on doing some more work for FHE together on Monday. I am SO excited!
I'm sure there will be many more pictures and gardening-related posts through the growing season. We're certainly still trying to learn how to get things to grow well in this climate and I think we'll do a whole lot better this year. :)