The snow and frost have finally stopped (we hope!) and things are growing strong. This is one of my favorite times of the year. Everything is fresh and green. We can finally get our hands dirty, tuck in our fragile little plants, and dream of warmer days and the harvest to come.
I finally finished planting my main garden. It has been a long process and it has been interesting to see all of my hard work come to fruition. It will still need plenty of tweaking, trellising, and weeding but I think it is a good start and an improvement over last year. Check it out! Read more
Our garden is growing and we finally have our first harvest! Sure it is only two banana peppers and a giant Marconi, but it is still early and much bigger things are coming. Come see the progress things have made! Read more
The weather finally cooperated and we successfully tilled and planted everything yesterday.
The morning started out very slowly with a much-needed sleep in, followed by a great breakfast of corned beef hash, eggs, and toast expertly made by J. After the long week we had, it was a great relief to have a relaxing morning. Also, I don’t think the neighbors would have appreciated us starting any sooner than we did. Around 10:30 we finally got out and started tilling up the garden. Read more
Things are progressing well in the garden…for the most part.
Accomplishment #1: We finally got all of the grass off of the garden!
We have been working steadily on the garden and finding plants and seeds. Things are coming along nicely and I am hoping to have things cleared and ready in time to plant soon.
Most of the grass has been removed from the vegetable garden area, and it should only take about an hour for both of us to get the rest up. The problem is that it keeps raining, which is good for the plants but makes it difficult to work in the mud. We did purchase a blueberry bush and planted it in the back corner, as I had planned and finally got the pea seeds planted.
We broke ground on our vegetable garden last weekend! What was a patch of grass under a foot of snow just a couple months ago is now exposed fertile soil. Come See!
What do you see when you look at this picture? I see a big garden full of vegetables that will help feed us for the next year. Yes there is a foot of snow…and then there is a lawn…but under all of that there is potential! Who wants to see what this is going to become? Read more