Monthly Archives: March 2019

Garden

Grace and I have been busy getting the garden ready.

Look how good the fence line looks now without all the briars and weeds.

Tomato seeds are starting to come up. For the first time, I am using heat mats and a grow light. I think it has made a difference.

Yesterday our neighbor Richard came and tilled both our gardens for us.

They look so good!

I am working on a new plan for the garden. I want it to be functional and pretty.

So while Richard was tilling I cut down the grapevine that was here. It hasn’t produced edible grapes in years so it was time for it to go. The trellis was in bad need of repair so I took it down too. Dave and I hope to build a new one soon.

I took the bench that was under it and moved it to the upper left corner of the garden. I plan to put landscape fabric down and then mulch. This will hopefully keep the weeds and the grass from taking over.

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

Garden Fun

Look at how much fun Dave is having!

Last week, Dave and I spent the morning at his house making Jess a book shelf. Then we came back to the farm and did some more work in the garden.

It took us a long time at this corner. It was full of briars.

Most of this pile came from that corner.

Getting all this burned off has given me a lot more space to grow in. I have to get it all cleaned up now however

That will have to wait a day or two. It has been really cold here this week. We had snow yesterday and it is SO foggy today. The upcoming week though is looking pretty good.

I got my other greenhouse in this week and it is put together and ready for seeds. I hope to start some peppers, tomatoes and eggplant tomorrow or Monday. I am very excited to try using the heat mats and the grow light I got. I have never used either one with seed starting. Maybe this will give me more success than in the past.

John Luke had his braces appointment this week. He had outgrown his old ones and had to be measured for new ones. As always, he was a champ!

Enjoy your day and God bless.

Hello

Good morning everyone! We have had some beautiful sunrises this week. The weather has been fairly nice. Warm enough and dry enough that I have been able to do some outside work.

Our old raised beds are coming apart. I decided since they needed to be deeper anyway I would combine some of them. I moved the dirt out of one and added it to another. I also added another row of timbers to make it deeper.

It looks lots better. I need a little more dirt to get it the depth I want it to be. I want to do some amending to the soil as soon as our local greenhouse opens.

Another thing I did this week was make this little box. I plan on using it to grow radishes and of course other things but radishes will be planted in it hopefully next week.

The seed template Dave and I made fits perfectly in it. I got the idea for this from Hollis and Nancy’s homestead channel on YouTube.

I have been receiving things this week that I ordered for my seed starting. Seeds of course,

heat mats and solar lights. I have never used heat mats before but from all I can read they really help with germination. The solar lights are for decoration. I plan on putting them in the garden somewhere just “for pretty”.

Also another new thing. I am hoping to use weed cover in the garden this year. Less work hopefully. I got these staples to hold the fabric down. We have high wind here so I hope this will work.

This week, Chef Daniel made us another delicious meal using his Raddish kit.

Thanks Daniel!

This is Sam and his robotic arm that he made with his Tinker crate. He did such a good job!

It’s been a HARD week as this makes a year since my sweet girl went to heaven. Your passing, for us, has been a loss that words cannot express but, for you, I know it has been a gain beyond anything we can ever imagine. So I try to not live in our loss but to focus on your gain. We love you!

God bless.