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The backyard.

At the desk, 8:50 a.m.

I've written a lot about creating a garden so I thought I would show you what our garden looks like in the middle of July.

How did we do it?

We peeled back the grass and double dug the garden beds. We make our own compost in a lazy pile. We purchased a few tomato plants and grew the rest from seeds. This has been a very warm year so we had about 10 volunteer tomato plants. The row on the very end is an 'extra' row. Rather than clipping off the extra and crowded plants, I moved them into this row. We will give away everything we grow to either the Rocky Mountain Food Bank or the Gathering Place.

Is it hard? No. It takes some amount of energy and focus, but to me, it's a lot easier than trying to figure out what is GMO, what is coated in pesticides, and on and on. We are sold that we need to buy everything we want to eat. If it's healthy, we need to buy it from someone who's going to declare it healthy. To me, that's a lot harder than digging a hole and sticking a seed into it.

Just what the garden looks like this month. We have already harvested and shared Kale and Lettuce. We're harvesting beets next week to share with our neighbors. I've been recruiting neighbors for all of these tomatoes that we will have.