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Mostly Pictures

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Hi everyone!  It has been a while since I posted pictures of what it looks like here in yard.  Today we worked on the gardens.  Both gardens are planted.  I am so happy.  It has been a wet, cold spring here making it hard to get the gardens planted.

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This one is just beans and corn.

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Remember when I said Hubby was working on making a raised bed.  Well, here it is and it is doing very well I think.  We made another one today and planted herb seeds in it and another row of carrots.  I think I like this raised bed gardening.  Hoeing is so hard on my back.

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Our rhubarb is doing nicely this year.  I think it is time for some rhubarb dumplings, strawberry rhubarb jam, rhubarb pie,…….!!

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This picture is looking at the back side of the house from the corner edge of the garden.

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Irises.

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A fern and hen and chicks.  Thanks for the ferns, Jess!  These hen and chicks belonged first to my grandmother, then to my mom and now to me.  I love things like that.  I found the metal thing up in the field above our home.  I have no idea what it originally was but I think it makes a great container for them.

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Our strawberries survived the winter and are blooming!  Some already have small strawberries on them.

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Lovage.  It will get huge, over 6 ft. tall!

 

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A nice place to relax.  I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.

 

 

 

 

 

Last Thursday

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I thought I would show you all what it looked like here last Thursday.

Can you believe it?  Snow!

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We ended up with about 3 inches!  Amazing!  It was very beautiful but I am ready for sunshine instead of snow.  By Friday evening, most of it was gone except in some really shady areas.  Saturday we went down to the Farmers Market in Greensboro.   An old friend of ours, Retia, went with us. She had never been to Jess and Dave’s since they bought their home.  We stopped there first.  After coffee and a delicious pound cake Jess had made for us, we were off to the market.  Jess found some beautiful ferns for her front porch and some herbs to plant.  We had a great day with warm temperatures and sunshine.  It was a perfect day for looking around at all the flowers and plants.

We started a new bible study Sunday night at church.  It is called “Experiencing God”.  It is a really good study.  Hubby and I have done it before.  Some in our class have taken it and others have not.  I am looking forward to all the Lord has planned to show us with this study.  Every time I do it, I get something new and different from it.

This week has been absolutely beautiful here in Floyd.  Temperatures in the low 70’s.  I LOVE it!!  Hubby tillered some of the lower garden yesterday.  Today, he is working on building a raised bed.  We have wanted to do raised beds for years.  It just seems to be one of those things we talk about but never get around to doing.  That is changing today.  He already has it built and is working now on filling it with dirt.  We will see how we like using this one and then decide if we want more.

The girls and I are almost finished with school for the day.  All we lack is math.  Then we are going outside to help.  We need to get the upper garden ready for plowing.  It will soon be time to get things in the ground.  I hope to get some cabbage plants, onion sets, spinach seeds and lettuce seeds the next time we go into town.

I hope you all have a great day and God bless.