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Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Story

Every story has a beginning. Mine would be tied to ambitious goals. (It seems that most of my life stories start this way.)

I got a cookbook for Christmas, The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond. This has been no ordinary cookbook. It's filled with stories about her and her family as well as recipes. A number of these stories mention her vegetable garden, and the more I read, the more I liked the idea.

You mean I could get tomatoes from my backyard for free? And bell peppers? And onions?

The idea isn't a new one. My parents have the green thumb. Me? My thumb tends to be more along the line of khaki-green -- not sure if it's more green or brown.

Which is why I call this an ambitious goal.

*Drum roll*

The goal: a raised vegetable garden.

*Oo's and Ah's fill the room*

It's true. This ambiguous thumb is going to be creating a raised vegetable garden this spring.

And I need help.

I am a novice -- inexperienced without much knowledge on the subject.

So, I am coming to you. I'll use this to ask for tips, tricks, and that sage advice (haha- garden pun!) that I need in order to not turn this khaki-green thumb all khaki. I hope you will help, and have some fun along the way.

Well, that's it for the first day. I'm looking forward to the adventure!



a.k.a. Stephanie

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