If you need John Shea, you can find him "helping" Daddy with the beginnings of our raised garden. He especially loves to play with the wood chips (Cam is using them as soil covering -- this was his inspiration!), eating dirt and cracking up while scooting his whole body through the tomato plants. These are not the greatest photos because I had to keep grabbing our little gardener before he pulled a basil plant clear out of the ground.
All of the empty spots are where seeds are planted. Cam built the raised bed when we moved into our house and has been working hard on it the past few weekends. It's such a joy to plant and watch God make it grow, and then eat the gorgeous, flavorful foods He made. We had a potted garden on our back deck in Okinawa, but so appreciate having one now in our backyard. We're loving it! Including planted seeds, we have pumpkins, summer squash, tomatoes, basil, oregano, arugula, rosemary, zucchini, cucumber, lettuce, a couple varieties of flowers, and cilantro, parsley, carrots and broccoli on the way. We hope to be able to teach John Shea to know and appreciate where his food comes from as he grows up. We wish we were allowed to have backyard chickens here! I'll take more photos once the rest of our vegetables and flowers have grown in.