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!

Friday, May 4, 2018

Another Happy Place For Me

Taking a break from the garden work!
This is my "other" happy place on the other side of the fence
from my garden (See the garden beds).
While it's totally all natural, I do try to "weed" it here 
and there during the season.  But this is untouched as yet!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Half-Way There

Today I planted bed # 7.  Sweet peppers.
This brings me to my half-way point for the 2018 garden.
Next WEEK (I'm taking the rest of this week off), I'll be removing the black plastic, and tilling up all those other beds and get them planted.  Basically same crops to ensure a "steady stream" all summer long.  Those 4 beds in the distance with the bags of leaves on them, are for my Fall crops in Aug/Sep.
IF I'm still able to do all of it!  LOL.
Anyway, half way there.  And if I planted nothing else, 
I'll still have as much as I did in 2017. 
Good feeling!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Controlled Freedom

Apparently I forgot to post about getting EIGHT new baby
chickens back on the Saturday before Easter.
But I did... 1 week old.
And yesterday, May 1st,  I moved them outside!
It took them half a day before they ventured out of their box.
But they soon got curious, and then they were into everything.
They seem healthy and happy, therefore, I am too!
I divided the coop run area in half, so the older hens
could see and cackle at the new ones, but they couldn't 
get to them.  And the new ones can get use to them too.
Looking for more adventures!