Have you ever had a little dream that you kept putting off? One that doesn’t quite fit into your current life, but also one that could come alive with a little elbow grease? Yes? DO IT. Make it happen. Right now.
My little dream was to have raised beds filled with rows of vegetables. It just never worked out though - I either had too many other house projects to tackle or was moving or didn’t have the energy to plan/design the beds or learn about vegetable gardening in Texas... the list goes on and on. But then we moved to a sweet little house with five raised beds in the back yard that seemed to be screaming “Sarah - get your shit in gear and USE us this time!”. It didn’t matter that we might only be in this house for a year - I decided to make my little dream come alive. After looking up how to prepare the beds and which vegetables to plant when, we now have little broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, lettuce, cherry tomatoes (of the chocolate sprinkles variety 🍩), big tomatoes, basil, thyme, dill, and cilantro babies tucked into their dirt beds (along with some green onion, jalapeño, and asparagus plants from a previous tenant!). Who knows - everything could wither and it could be a total fail, or I could learn a few things along the way and possibly even eat from our garden!
All I know is that when I took this picture yesterday, my heart was full. One kid was chomping on some green onions while the other was digging in dirt after helping me plant the herbs. Dream realized. Now it’s your turn - go turn your dream into reality!
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