Tag Archives: garden

Planting

10 Jun

I have to say that I am really lucky to be where I’m at.  We’re wet.  Planting has been a struggle, but we haven’t had any of the devastating floods they have all around us.  Finally, last Monday, I looked into the field and saw tracks.  They managed to get in and plant.  It was obviously still too wet, but it is done.

I noticed those tracks when I was up checking out the garden.  It was tilled Monday evening!  Seriously, this is the first it’s been dry enough to till.

I brought my gardening stuff up there and the planting began on Tuesday!

I am so glad we put the hydrant in, so I have water right there and don’t have to carry it like the last time I had a garden up here.

It’s still a work in progress because of work, goats, heat, and such, but I’m getting there.  So far the deer have only sampled one cherry tomato (pulled it right out of the ground and left it to die).

I was worse than the deer because I didn’t make it up there to water the ones still waiting to be put in the ground.  Unfortunately, I lost a few plants. It will all be good though.

tomato and pepper plants

It should be completely planted in the next day or so.  I also got a few strawberry plants to put in pots.  Sadly, they were neglected too.

I put them in the sink and poured water on them every time I walked past, and they seem to have made a pretty amazing recovery!

Now I need to get them in pots too.

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A Perfect Day

29 Oct

Saturday was such a perfect day that I spent most of it working outside.  I finally got to move the pile of brush from where we took out the old yard fence.

I moved it to the garden to be burned.  Which means I had to shut Harley and the boys out of there.

Harley, Pluto (back) and Anubis

I had to bring the Ranger in for one very large root and tree.  Sky got his first Ranger ride.  I’m not sure that was smart, but I’m not sure which was more dangerous–having him beside me in the Ranger or running around like a lunatic while I was trying to drive.  By the way, I LOVE my new fence!

Sky

I also got the tomato cages all removed from the garden and hauled to the north shed.  That seemed to make sense since I want to put my garden up there next year.

 

I also did some other yard work and hauled a bunch of the mess from the old fence to the recycling dumpster.  If only I had another solid week of this perfect weather and I got to stay home for it, I might get caught up a little bit.

Goats in the Garden

8 Sep

Lately, I’ve had a hard time with the three kids up north with Harley.

Antigone

A combination of the copper issues and horrible weather has lead to some pretty nasty diarrhea.

It’s a good thing Pepto Bismol tastes yummy.

Pluto

They are improving, so I decided that I’d give them a fresh browsing area.  Since I had already put panels across the yard to keep the dog out of my garden, I decided to let these few goats in to eat it down.

It didn’t take long for them to start eating the weeds and shrubs after I opened the panel.

Anubis

I did pick some tomatoes and okra before I let them in.

I might still get a bit more before they eat it all down.  There’s quite a bit of grass and shrubs along with garden plants.

Harley (with kids in the background)

Pluto, Anubis and Antigone

I’m hoping they start with the stupid morning glories.

There should be enough here to keep them happy for a while.