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Yard and Garden

17 May

I haven’t shared much lately about anything but kids and the goats’ health, so I thought I’d take today to catch you up.  My dad got a tractor and tiller, so he tilled my garden.

He did an amazing job!  It was really nicely done.

planting sweet corn

I learned my lesson from last year and waited until our frost free date before I bought plants.  I don’t want to have to plant this thing twice.

I managed to get it all planted with some help from my mom.

However, I’m pretty sure the garden grew in size.

Can you see the tomatoes planted in there?

I am so glad we got some rain.  I’m especially glad for the rain because my water was not working up north, but it is working again now.  I don’t know what was wrong.

In yard news, you might remember my dad was helping me mow, but he is not a fan of mowing my yards (with good reason).

my dad’s big mower with the Little Farm Hand and my son

With the death of the “lawn ornament,” I decided I had to suck it up and be a grownup and get me a big girl mower.

Brand new!

I tried it out, and it does a pretty good job; although I am not used to these new mowers and where all the necessary levers and pedals are located.

mowing around the garden

I do think I need to haul in some dirt (or compost or barn cleanings) to fill in a bunch of the rough spots though because it is really, really rough and hard to get through the dips and ditches.  Which is part of why my dad doesn’t want to mow it.

It is ridiculously rough.  And my yard has lots of fences and trees and little spots that make it hard to do a good job.

Sky in the freshly mowed yard

That means I also need to replace my push mower to do a better job of getting close to everything. (It might have gotten hay and goat pellets in the gas tank over the winter a couple of years ago. Don’t know how that would happen.)