Monthly Archives: May 2020

Garden Update

Hello everyone! I hope you have all had a good week. Things have been a little challenging here but nothing too serious. We had approximately 10 inches of rain in just a few days and it is pouring rain now as I make this post. All that rain caused our pump box to flood which in turned caused our pump to not work. We spent a few days without water but everything is working fine now.

A picture of the garden just a few days ago. Nothing is planted there yet so no harm done.

I took this picture at the top of the upper garden from one of my favorite sitting places. (Actually they are all my favorite sitting places).

I love how pretty this bed is. The purple you see is purple bok choy. Isn’t it pretty!

Everything is starting to come alive!

This is the Josta berry bush Jess and her family got me for my birthday.

One of the grapevines is starting to get some green on it.

I am trying something different this year in this planter. Instead of flowers I planted peppers in it. These are Ancho peppers.

I also put two cherry tomatoes in these pots. I am not putting any pots up in the garden. Way to much work to water them. But these are here on the deck. I can just water them when I water the flowers.

Well that’s about all for now. I hope you all have a good week. God bless.

My Surprise Mother’s Day Visit

Hello everyone! I received the sweetest surprise yesterday for Mother’s day.Jess was coming over to bring back some tools they had used. When she pulled in, all these babies jumped out and said “Surprise, Mawmaw! Happy Mother’s Day !!”This was the first time since all the Corona virus thing started that they had been here to the farm.Dave and Jess brought food and we had a socially distant picnic. We even walked around (once again socially distant) and I got to show them my garden and what is growing so far.It was a WONDERFUL mother’s day gift!! In addition to that, they also got me these solar lights which I love.There are 8 of them altogether. I have them put all around the house.I hope you all have a great day! God bless.

A Little Walk

Grace and I took a little walk yesterday.

The crimson clover is beautiful this year!

I love getting pictures of Grace when she is taking pictures!

Time to cut some hay!

I know it’s just a simple old farmhouse but we love it!

We finished the chicken cage and started working on the inside of the chicken house.

We removed the old roosts. We are changing the inside a little as we want to have the ducks and the chickens in here together at night. Also the cage will be in here while they are little. We want to put wire around the bottom and make sure there are no gaps anywhere where critters can get in.

The baby geese hatched out at the pond. Grace is getting pictures of them. Juicy is helping. He is a very curious cat, always seeing what is going on.

That’s all for now. God bless.

Projects

Good morning everyone! Just a little update on my seedlings. They are doing very well so far. I started hardening them off today. They will (hopefully) get planted about the third week of May. Usually by then all danger of frost is gone but we’ll see.Another project I’ve been working on. Grace and I want to get baby chicks and baby ducks this spring. As you know, we have had trouble before with critters, especially weasels. This was an old rabbit cage George had built for Julie. As you can tell, it hasn’t been used in years.I thought we some modifications it would work great for the babies.I took it all apart, removed the old wire, cut it down so it would fit through the chicken house door and put new wire on it.It is almost finished. I have three more sides to put the new wire on. I am really pleased with how it has turned out. Baby chicks and ducks coming last of May or first of June!I hope you all have a good weekend God bless.