That sounds like us too, so maybe about the same age. Today we got the dirt made and put into the raised bed, planted 2 of those wire cages of potatoes 2' in diameter with paper sacks holding the dirt in, and it is supposed to grow up, 3 rows of chard, 2 broccoli plants, and 6 kale. The smaller raised bed is half full of onions and I will have to research what I can plant by onions. Onions used to be with the garlic, but garlic didn't grow last year and is up and looking good this year, so am taking whatever garlic is growing in pots and my sprouting garlic from the kitchen and will have a garlic garden (though it is not huge). I don't know if what I plant this year won't grow until next year ... but guess I will find out. Garlic garden not quite done today but I am pleased with what we did accomplish.
Planning to grow all tomatoes in pots this year since I ran out of raised beds (lol) and want to get strawberries planted too. Not sure how many strawberry plants to plant .... 2 of us. Want to find everything and make that flower bed you detailed for me (thanks), and then look and see what else I want to plant. Last year we planted 12 organic corn as an experiment and it was a disaster ... got about a foot high and got little tiny corns on the plants, and promptly died. Would like to try again so would appreciate any advise. Just got that book Lasagna Gardening but haven't had a chance to look at it yet.
When I was a kid my parents always took us to Wisconsin for vacation, we rented a cabin for a week or two and it was always so fun. Seemed like the people that ran the lodging had kids our age to play with so that was nice, and loved all the little chipmunks in the woods and all. My dad loved to fish, everyone was relaxed and us kids even got to have cheeseburgers and chocolate malts for breakfast which was really great. Of course we didn't eat out everyday. They bought a cabin, I think in Madison, WI and we went there every year for years, which they eventually sold. Nice memories.
Found a bunch of crickets while working and fed those to the chickens; one bite and they were gone.
Edited by limited25 - 4/2/16 at 5:06pm