Saturday, March 21, 2009

Garden Fair

Toby had to go into work early today so Summer and I were on our own. My plan for the day was to attend the Garden Fair. I had never been to that part of Austin by myself so I knew it would be somewhat of a challenge.

I was interested enough in the fair that it was worth the risk of getting lost. After all, I have the $30 city map book with me in my car at all times.

We finally arrived safe and sound at the Govalle Park where the fair was being held. They had hands-on demonstrations of how to dig a garden bed, make compost, grow fruits and vegetables organically, create wildlife food and shelter, start plants from cuttings and seeds, and many more gardening tips.

They even gave us instructions and showed us how to make our very own rain barrel which we have been wanting to do for a while.

I came home with a lot of ideas and some goodies. Summer had fun looking around at everything and playing the little games and activities they had for the kids.

It was well worth our while to go. I'm glad I did.

Here are some pics of the day:

Afterwards we hit Walmart so Summer could spend some of her gift card her cool uncle sent her for her birthday.

It was a beautiful day. I wish the weather could stay like it has been for the past couple of weeks forever. Wishful thinking, I know.


  1. Central Texas in the spring is a wonderful place to live. I have to admit that I don't miss the heat of the summer. Austin is such a different place than when we left there in the early '80's, we are so reminded of that every visit. Someone asked me this past weekend if we would consider moving back -- the answer was only a mild maybe. Spring is coming slowly to central MA, however, we did have snow squall yesterday which melted as it hit the ground. Onward.

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