Around the House


Today, I thought I would show you all a few pictures from around the house.  These are the cosmos flowers we planted at the lower garden.  I am amazed at how tall they have grown!


These are marigolds.  Vicki gave me the seed.  Ain’t they pretty!  I love the different colors in them.  I have already been collected seeds from both flowers to plant next year.


I wanted you all to see these carrots we pulled the other day from one of the raised beds.  I have never had success raising carrots before but I think maybe the raised beds helped.


Here’s a picture of the lower garden.  See how tall the cosmos flowers are.  Underneath them are tons of marigolds.  I definitely know not to plant them together next year.


This is the upper garden and the raised beds.  I really didn’t know if I would like using raised beds or not, but I think they are pretty good for certain types of veggies.


Last week we re-purposed this gate.  It was a gate we used at another house probably 12 years ago.  We took it apart as some of the boards were no good.  We built another frame and used the gate boards to make another gate for the chicken lot.  Remember how we used the old crib springs for the gate.


Well, we have never really  been happy with this gate.  For one thing, it is not wide enough for the wheel barrow to fit through and for another thing it keeps falling out of the hook that is supposed to hold it up.  So we built another one.  Much better and way more convenient.  The new gate is really close to the feed building.  You see all the corn shucks piled up.  We cut those out of the garden yesterday and plan on giving them a little at a time to the chickies for a treat.

We are canning pintos today.  We canned 12 qts yesterday and will be finishing up a 10 lb bag today.  I smell them cooking so I better check on them.  I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless.

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  1. Those flowers are huge in the full pictures. big smile Great job getting the seeds from the healthy plants on your property. smile I have yet to learn how to do that with anything other than sun flowers. smile Have a wonderful day. Sincerely, Mommy of two growing blessings & so much more!


  2. Your flowers, garden, and yard all look so pretty! I hope we get our jungle cleaned up before you see it. 🙂 Oh, yea, I love the chicken gate!


  3. Beautiful Flowers and Gardens. Great job on your carrots. I am impressed. My next door neighbors didn’t turn out well this year. I thought about trying them in my raised bed but never did. You encouraged me.
    Happy Canning.


  4. My mother in law got me into raised beds. I use them in the kitchen garden. I love your chickens gate. Your flowers are beautiful. They make me smile.
    Good luck on your pintos. ( I guess you are talking about the beans, correct me if I’m wrong) I grow baking beans and we dry them for winter.
    Have a great evening 🙂


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