Saturday, July 7, 2018

Taking a Side-Track Adventure

One of my brothers has a rustic home in the woods.
Lots of woods.  And behind the house is an old storage building
that he never used, and I was thinking of tearing it down
for the old "natural pine timbers" used to build it.
But we never decided for sure.
So he called a few weeks ago and asked if I still wanted it.  
I said sure.  "Ok," he says, "come get it... it's DOWN !"
A Thunderstorm dropped three huge pine trees across it.
One on each end, and a smaller one in the middle!  
And so, another project has begun.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Moving Right Along

On to the next crop...Purple Hull Peas!
Had my first picking this week.
They are now shelled and in the freezer... 5 QUARTS!
And they'll need to be picked again this week.  Love it!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Bountiful, Beautiful Snap Beans

Well, haven't been on here in a while... busy!!
Busy cutting grass.  Busy picking snap beans!
Since my last post, I've had THREE complete pickings
 of the snap beans, the last one this morning.
We've eaten at least 1 meal per week to include beans.
And we now have 32 QUARTS home-canned 
and sitting on the pantry shelf.  
(Here's my bucket full from the garden.)

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Pickin' And A-Grinin'

Harvesting has begun!
This week we are picking and eating fresh yellow squash
and fresh zucchini.
Got enough to put our first casserole in the freezer too!
"Baby" fruit on the tomatoes, snap beans, and lima beans.
And the peas are beginning to bloom.
And the cucumbers are beginning to climb.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Out With The Old, In With The New

Strolling in from my garden (picking squash!), and
noticed THIS on my little church birdhouse.
Do you see it?

Monday, May 21, 2018

Garden Update for Last Week Of May

The time from planting to fruit is excruciatingly slow!
So I'm waiting... somewhat.
This picture shows my "first" planting of tomatoes, snap beans, lima beans, squash, and okra (barely coming up!).
Look closely to the beds behind these, and those are my "second" planting that I've been working on while I'm "waiting" on the first ones to fruit.
I've begun planting those second beds, and hopefully will finish this week... if the rain will hold off.  
More later!! 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Care and Coddling the Garden

This week I've been watching plants grow.
And seeds slowly erupting sleepily from the ground.
So now, the care and coddling begins.
Yesterday I weeded the bed of squash.
Today the tomatoes and the snap beans (shown here).
Also today, I put down MULCH (leaves) I had bagged.
Tomorrow, mulching the snap beans and squash.
Why mulch?  I do NOT like weeding!!  That simple.
Lot of work now, but then I don't have to do any more
except watch 'em grown until picking begins.
I'll keep you posted!