Tag Archives: garden

First Day of Summer

20 Jun

My first day of summer was spent working in the garden.

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I took my tiller/cultivator in to my dad, and he helped me get it running smoothly.

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When I uncovered the tomatoes I had planted earlier, I actually found I had little tomatoes on them!

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In between cultivating and pulling weeds, I’d take breaks.  On one of those, I found a cooperative butterfly!

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Where did I find such a lovely pasture with this butterfly?

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Remember, my yard is currently pasture for Sam and Xerxes.  At least my fence is working to keep the boys out of the garden.

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They also couldn’t get to the cherry tree, so I picked a gallon of cherries today.

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Now I need to clean them and make some jams to sell for the markets.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt this week.  The items for the week are at the top of my side bar.

Crop Report

14 Jun

Since we have a lull in the kidding, I have finally gotten to work on my garden! I still have my two young bucks in the yard, so it still hasn’t been mowed, but I did get mowed around the garden.

Sam Goodberry

Sam Goodberry

It’s late, but it’s almost all planted.  Of course, the part with the tomato cages in the back, is actually garden.  I need to reclaim the little bit I had already planted.  The tomatoes and peppers and zucchini all look good.  I just need to get rid of weeds.

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I also have cherries!

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I picked the first of them today.

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The other day I went for a walk in the pumpkin patch.  You can see the corn to the right is growing nicely, and the hay really needs made from the buffer strip.  Guess what!

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We have pumpkins!

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We are so dry!  I think a good rain would really finish popping the pumpkins through.  Look what it’s doing!  Can you see the raindrops?

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It’s not a lot of rain, but every drop helps.

I hope you’ll consider coming back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  The items for this week are at the top of my sidebar.

Solving the Yard Goat Problem

25 May

With my garden getting tilled, I had to figure out what to do with my yard goats.  I do believe last summer Sam enjoyed snacking on my green bean plants. I didn’t want a repeat.

Xerxes (back) and Sam

Xerxes (back) and Sam

That means I had to have another fence.  I had panels up north, where we had the petting zoo at the pumpkin patch last fall.

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I had to bring them to my yard with the help of my trusty Ranger.

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Then I put up a fence all across the yard.

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The boys were a bit disappointed about having their space cut in half, but they still have plenty of space.

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Hopefully, I’ll get these veggies planted (between rain showers) and have a great harvest.

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This is a good addition to the yard!

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