I have read about people making living quarters for frogs in their vegetable and flower gardens. They will take clay pots and partially bury them on their side, or just lay broken ones down too. The idea of it is that the frogs will reside in the pots and then come out to hop around happily in the shade of the plants and eat the bugs that are eating the plant's leaves.
Well, I don't think I explained this concept clear enough to my wonderful husband. He has been working hard to try and prepare my garden for me. Instead of putting pots in the garden though, he has made swimming holes for them.
This is a picture of what our garden has looked like lately. Ethan was able to plow up the ground, but it has been too wet for working on any further. 80 some of Iowa's 99 counties are declared disaster areas because of all of the flooding. Our garden is a very small illustration of that. Unfortunately, the way our garden is filling up with water is how many people's homes are filling up with water - even up to the roof tops.
So we continue to wait on our gardening. We do have a plan, however, that may be implemented in the next week, but you will have to check back to get more details . . .