Tag Archives: garden

Summer Showers

26 Jun

We’ve had quite a few rainy days lately.  It does make it hard to get lots of outside work done.  Luckily, my mom and I spent quite a bit of time yesterday weeding the garden because it finally dried out enough from the last rounds of rain.

I was hoping we would be on the miss side of the hit-and-miss rain overnight.  That way I could cultivate today.

But now it’s way too muddy to get in the garden, and we have more rain chances for this evening.

At least the rain is making everything grow well.

I don’t really mind the break from outside work.  It gives me a chance to slow down and just enjoy things.

grape vine growing by my house–I have plans for this vine

lily

raspberries are turning

grape leaf

yucca

morning glory

I think I’m getting too old for a lot of the hard work on the farm.  The goats are not fans of rain and mud either.  Purl seemed a bit surprised by the mud when she came out of the barn.

Hilda with Stitch and Purl checking out the puddles and mud in the barnyard

Don’t worry.  Her mom took her back in and found a nice safe place for both Stitch and Purl to sleep where nobody was going to accidentally step on them.

Purl and Stitch tucked behind a gate to sleep.

Some goats were lounging on the picnic table to stay dry.

Astra (front) and Joy

Penelope

Others were just napping and lounging in the buildings.

How the Garden Grows

12 Jun

We’ve had good growing weather so far.  That’s why they’ve made hay on my waterways once already.

cornfield, waterways, the back hill, and my barn

It also means the garden and the weeds are growing!

pie pumpkin surrounded by weeds

The cultivator and I have become best friends.

Yes, the weeds have been pulled around the plants since the picture was taken.

sweet corn right after weeding and cultivating

And we’ve had more rain to make the weeds grow some more. I’ve even managed to weed around the milkweeds because I leave them in the garden for the monarchs.

Weeding has been a never-ending chore so far this summer.

The Garden is Growing

4 Jun

The rain last week was good for my garden.

sweet corn

pie pumpkin

It has, however, made it challenging to keep up with the weeds.  I’m also not a fan of weeding in horrible heat, but I’m working on it.

onions

chili pepper

I am grateful for the help my mother has given me as well.

beets

tomato

Besides the garden, I do have some raspberries that are growing in my yard (thanks to the birds).

raspberries

Sky checking out something by the raspberry plants

My cherry tree is loaded with fruit.

cherries

I was worried that the late frost would damage them, but they look good.