We started this year with the goal to grow our first garden. Primarily, we simply wanted the experience of growing a garden. Secondly, the nearest grocery store is at least a 20 minute drive and we wanted the ability to be somewhat sustainable on our own. And admittedly, I had the ambitious and enthusiastic goal of having "the most beautiful garden in all of West Virginia." (Imagine me saying that in my giddy, girly, high-pitched voice and then imagine the way Ronnie looked at me when I said it.) Turns out, just keeping the damn garden alive was enough to keep us busy all summer.