A family garden

children's garden

Each afternoon the children play outside until the sun goes down.

They jump on the trampoline, slide down the cubby house slide. They happily mix dirt, water and flowers in the mud kitchen.


And between all these parts of the backyard are the parts that bring it together as a garden. A family garden. A place for adults and children to enjoy.

We have been busy transforming this space, since we moved to this home of ours, a little less than eighteen months ago (and we are not finished yet).


We’ve pulled up old paving and reused it as a path around our grassed area. And although many pavers broke, we used them to make a sort-of mosaic (which I happen to love).

We’ve moved around lots of tan bark and laid a lovely lawn (I always think that as soon as you add grass a backyard feels entirely different).


Little rock step paths have been created, many a stump seat placed {some complete with mushroom hats!} and a slightly Alice in Wonderland paved area *grin*


We have chooks who are such good little ladies ~ giving us four or five eggs a day! And some lovely flowers. Because what is a garden without flowers?


Next we hope to set up a veggie patch and proper compost. Then maybe an earthen pizza oven area. And then we will see!

But I think a garden is never done it just shifts and changes with us.

Happy gardening, Kelly

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    Your backyard is so dreamy!! I want to come for a play!!

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