Over the last ten years, we've made a couple of attempts at gardening. It has been either hit or miss. Last year we learned about square foot gardening from my mother, who has a good friend with an amazing garden using this method. We wanted to give it a try, but thought we were doomed to a gardenless existence because of Truman (who destroyed our grill and sprinkler box cord last summer). After debating how to get around this problem, we decided to build a small fence in the middle of our yard, and put the boxes inside. This method will definitely be how we garden from here on out! Our tomatoes, zucchini and pumpkin plants are doing fabulously! Yesterday Derrick picked our first zucchini and I made some zucchini bread today. There is just something about watching the plants grow and change, and then using them for something delicious. We also transplanted the plants that Derrick and Abbie brought home from school for me for Mother's Day. I am simply amazed at what Abbie's plant has become. It went from a small (I'm talking Jiffy pot here) thing to this big crazy plant that finally started blooming recently. All in all, I'm feeling pretty good about our first real garden, except for the stupid birds that keep eating my strawberries!