Monthly Archives: February 2019

Spring Is Coming

Hello everyone! Look at what Grace and I saw the other day on our way home. Our first wildflower bloom. This is periwinkle.

We also saw this little colts foot.

Also the red winged blackbirds have returned. Look at all of them. They are our first spring birds. They come every spring to our feeder and spend the day.

Dave and I worked some with our propane torch. I love it. I think it will be very useful here on the farm.

I got a few more seeds in the mail.

I have been on a waiting list for this pepper seed from Baker Creek Seed. It was out of stock for a long time. It finally became available. I can’t wait to see how it tastes.

Not so good news though concerning the big greenhouse. We had some high wind the other night and it moved the greenhouse quite a bit.

I really thought we had it anchored down so this wouldn’t happen.

Well, a little more planning and hopefully it will be ok. The cover is also ripped . My friend Vicki is giving me a new cover for it that she has.

These two trays however are looking good in the little greenhouse on the porch. I really want to learn seed starting. Seems like I never have much success with it but I really enjoy trying and every year I learn more. There is such a variety of seeds out there.

I have geraniums blooming. I think they are so pretty. God is good to give us flowers blooming in February.

Speaking of God being good, look at this beautiful sky. If you look closely, you can see a bird flying. So awesome!

Enjoy your day and God bless.

Good Morning

Yesterday was a BEAUTIFUL day here in Floyd. We spent the day outside working and we actually worked in short sleeves.

One of the first things I worked on was clearing off the asparagus bed.

It still needs more work but a lot of it is done. I forgot to get a before picture but I’m sure you can imagine how it looked. I am thinking of getting one of those propane torches that I can use for weeds. I think it would be helpful. Hopefully easier than weed eating.

Our friend Richard came with his wood splitter and the remainder of the day was spent working on the wood. The big catawba tree is finished and about half of the willow is done. YAY!

Today is John Luke’s speech therapy so Jess and I will be traveling to Roanoke for that. I think we are planning on picking up a few things at Sam’s club while we are there. Grace and the other kids will be here at the farm.

That’s all for now. I hope you have a nice day and God bless.

Greenhouse

Dave and I spent the day outside working on projects. It was a warm sunny day. Beautiful. We put up the bigger greenhouse. It started out looking like this.

Then we leveled the area.

There is landscape timber under the weed cloth but I missed getting a picture of it.

Then we started putting the greenhouse together. We attached the greenhouse to the timbers. A necessary step so that hopefully the wind won’t blow the greenhouse away. I put this greenhouse up a few years ago and the wind blew it over. I definitely don’t want that to happen again.

Frame is all put together. Just look at that blue sky above the house. Absolutely beautiful!

Ta-da! I LOVE IT! It makes me so happy to just look at it.

The next thing we worked on was making this seed template. I got the idea from a YouTube channel I watch called Hollis and Nancy’s homestead. He has so many good ideas.

While Dave and I were doing these projects, Grace and the kids were working in the garden. They have worked so hard on getting them ready. Today they finished them up. Both gardens are ready for tilling now. Thanks everyone for your hard work.

Enjoy your day and God bless.