Tuesday, May 6, 2008

There Goes the Neighborhood

I just couldn't stay away from Show & Tell at Kelli's! I had wanted to take some photos in my garden, of the bleeding hearts, but instead I'll show you my lovely front yard where all of our veggies are planted.

We're pretty sure that several of our neighbors thought that when we moved in. Since then, we've kept peace for the most part (a few grouchy neighbors excepting). This however secures our spot as the "trash" of the neighborhood.

This is the front of our home from night until morning.
Our next door neighbor didn't bat an eye, but he and his wife grow much of their own vegetables, and pick their own fruit. Also a friendly neighbor from down the road didn't seem to concerned with the look, just mentioned that it looked like a lot of work.
Those that haven't made their opinion known, I'm sure I don't want to hear it! Not much longer and the plants won't need protection. And this summer our family will be enjoying fresh tomatoes from our 14 plants, and fresh jalapenos from 4 plants all in our front yard.


Mrs. Mordecai said...

You're lucky you can even get away with it. Our homeowner's association would fine us in the first five minutes.

That said, I think it's great, and growing food is far more important than having a pristine yard. Go you!

jennifer said...

And Huggies Boxes in the front yard is unusual in Washington? In the south we definitely wouldn't think anything about it. Well, except that it would be beer boxes and the kids would be running around in the yard without a diaper. With dried ketchup on their faces. And a NASCAR t-shirt.

I kid (sort of).

Can't wait to see pics of your produce! Do you ever can things and put them up for the winter? Hubby and I have been discussing it but I have pretty heavy duty Pressure Cooker fears. Those things will blow up on you!

Have a great day!


Jaderocks said...

I had a huge gray tarp covering my lilac bushes when we had a freeze. When I drove up it looked like we had a giant trash bags in our yard. The lilacs bloomed as planned and I'm still enjoying lilacs in the house. Keep trashing the yard for the sake of the garden.

Tiffany said...

Share just one fresh garden tomato with them and they won't give you a problem next year!