I finally got the garden all planted… well, mostly. All that will probably get done this year. With Zach gone, it fell to me to be the Master Gardener around here. I really should take a lesson from Lily (have you read her blog Bountiful Blessings yet? if not, you should) and get my kids to work with me. Justus & Audrey did for a while but I think it would be better if we did the whole garden all together.
I find the garden to be so soothing and I’m hoping it will be rewarding me with bushels of veggies in several weeks.
I picture something like Lily’s garden…
or the Strite’s garden they have in their greenhouse…
but sadly, my garden may look like this… my dreams crushed once again in the burning deserts of Arizona where moisture amounts to about an 1/8″ each year. (factually it’s an average of 7″,which according to the website I was on, is the lowest amount of rainfall in the U.S.)
But! my fingers are crossed that this year will be different! I did see earthworms the other day, so that’s always a good sign,right? Big l—o—n—g ones that my little shovel unfortunately, cut in half. Poor fellows, such a worm life.
Here’s my square foot garden whose potential is mostly under the soil at the moment, waiting to spring into life. I did buy a few tomato and pepper plants and the leeks and onions are from previous years. You may wonder what strange contraptions we have on our garden. We had cages welded which we then covered with hog panel and chicken wire. Each side opens independently of the other. No rabbits, chickens, goats or birds can get in. Drastic measures? Maybe, but they work great.
Row cover on okra and corn seed which does not have a “ceiling” like the rest of the garden.
We’ll be going on a trip, so I’m hoping it’s all growing like crazy when we get back.
The chicks we hatched are doing great. They’ve adopted Peter the rabbit as their mother (or in this case their father).
We’ve got about 20 eggs in the incubator presently, so in about 3 weeks we’ll have more little peepers.
Anyone want some?
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