Saturday, April 17, 2010

Garden 2010

This weekend the weather in Twin Falls warmed up to the point that we can now plant a garden. Saturday April 17th was a beautiful day, so I called my Home Teacher and asked if we could borrow his Rototiller. Katie and I walked over and drove it back to our house, at the breakneck speed of 1/4th of 1/4th of a mile per hour. After dropping the tiller into our garden spot I drug, pulled, leaned, grunted and wrestled with that tiller until my garden was nice and fluffy brown. Each step would send you about an inch deep into Southern Idaho's volcanic ashy brown soil. At that point, I needed a long break from gardening. As I took pride in my work, I tried to guestimate just how big the garden was. I figure it was pretty close to an acre which made me very proud. I swaggered as I surveyed my plot of land and quizzically asked Deanna how big she thought our whole entire house lot was. She responded that our whole parcel of land was probably 1/4th of an acre. My shoulders slumped as I realized that my acre garden had just shrunk to 1/4th of 1/4th of 1/4th of an acre. Interesting how 1/4th keeps coming up over and over again.

After a brief break to gather my strength and organize my thoughts, I grabbed my two best planters (Katie and Savanna) and headed back out into the spring sunshine to plant our garden. The following is our adventure and documentary of this year's gardening at the Carter Farm.

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Sunday, April 04, 2010

Easter 2010

Easter for the Carter Family starts with a rude awakening that the easter egg hunt down at the city park is only minutes away. A frantic rush begins as we try to find easter baskets that have been stored for the winter and a dash around the house to find warm enough clothes for the outside elements. We jam ourselves in the car and curse every red light we hit on the way to the park. As we arrive, we notice that all of the other families are doing the same thing, so the park appears to be fairly empty. Eggs are strewn about the greening grass and hand made posters are placed on trees announcing the age groups that can participate in each section of the park. Caution tape is wrapped around trees to cordon off each area. The suspense builds as the seconds tick away before the start of the hunt. The city posts a single police car at the center of the park and the event begins when his siren pierces the ears of the excited youngsters. If the little children are too close to the cruiser, the blast of the siren freaks them out and the hunt is over before it began.

Now that I have set the stage, my little home made video will show the rest.