Greens ~N~ Things

| June 18, 2011

It’s been a while since we’ve updated you on this year’s modest little garden.  Some things seem to be progressing quite well, while others…not so much.  The girls and I did a bit of tending out there this morning.  We pulled grass from the bed boxes and did some general tidying by raking the pathways. [...]

Early Onion Patch

| April 8, 2011

Sometime last weekend, Darling Husbie came in and announced that I had some onions poking their green heads up in one of the boxes in the small square foot garden.  The square foot garden?  Oh, yeah!  That cute little fenced off area with the pretty flower bed in front of it ~ on the opposite [...]

Love Me Some Green Chilies

| January 13, 2011

I was looking through the SD card for the camera, and I spotted these photos of some of the green chilies we grew last summer.  By the time stamp, I see that I fully intended to share these with you back in August.  Better late than never, yes?  No.  Not really.  I need to get [...]

Savoring the Sweet Corn

| August 28, 2010

Whew!  We’ve made it through the sweet corn season!  Actually, our sweet corn season has been over for almost three weeks ~ I’m just now getting around to catching up.  This year proved to be successful in more ways than one: we didn’t have 8,000 ears of corn needing picked at the same time; we [...]

12,000 Square Feet, 2 Okras and 3 Peas

| July 11, 2010

Have you ever misunderstood someone while speaking to them on a cell phone?  Darling Husbie’s and my telephone conversations generally occur over our cell phones, so we’ve gotten pretty good at interpreting what the other has said.  However, there are still some occasions when things get misinterpreted ~ hence the title of this post. The [...]

Friday Farmstead Report ~ 28 May

| May 30, 2010

…on Sunday.  I’m not getting any better at this, am I?  It’s quite obvious spring sprung a few weeks ago ~ all the country critters are active, and so are we.  However, not a lot of it was aimed at farming this week.  Our schedules and the weather had other plans. Nonetheless, the farmstead plants [...]

Friday Farmstead Report ~ 21 May

| May 22, 2010

Well, gracious.  I know I likely sound like a broken record, but I really am amazed at how quickly time is passing.  Not only am I a day late for this Friday’s report, but I seem to have misplaced an entire week in between. Although the actual ‘farming’ report will seem scarce this time, things [...]

Friday Farmstead Report ~ 07 May

| May 7, 2010

It was a fairly typical busy week here at the farmstead.  Last weekend, Darling Husbie and I worked on painting half of his shop floor with epoxy.  We weren’t satisfied with the results, so Monday I decided to give the 1,200 sf a second coating while Husbie was at work.  [More photos of the shop [...]

A-planting We Will Go!

| April 27, 2010

Last Monday was a beautiful spring day.  If you stopped long enough to listen, you could hear the buzz of tractors all around ~ and, it was no different here on the Farmstead.  Darling Husbie has been itchin’ to get some seeds stuck into the ground for a few weeks now.  He ingeniously created a [...]

We’re Planning the 2010 Plants

| February 28, 2010

It’s hard to believe, but it’s time to begin planning the garden plots again.  Darling Husbie gave me the prod the other day when he mentioned he hadn’t seen my master plan drawn out on engineer paper.  Well…um…uh…that’s because I don’t have it done yet. To get started, we made a list of everything we [...]