Monday, May 19, 2014

Preparing for the summer....



Warm weather makes me smile! This is my favorite time of the year...
watching the landscape come back to life after a very long winter.
Last year we used 11 truck beds (40 yards) of mulch to get
the house ready for summer....


Busy day here at the little homestead...


Cucumbers and cantaloupe


Snap-peas, bush beans, Kentucky pole beans, celery, and egg plant


Zucchini, yellow squash, and patty pan


Getting the garden ready has a been a slow process.
It felt like forever for the snow to melt and spring to begin! 


The strawberry plants are starting to bloom! 21 of our plants made it through the winter and thanks to our friends we added 9 more to complete the row! There is nothing better than fresh sun kissed strawberries! Another favorite is homemade strawberry jam!


Tony added fresh compose to the garden today and starting to prepare the soil for his cucumber and cantaloupe. Last year Tony canned enough pickles to get us through the winter! 


Three rows of carrots, one row of broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts.


Asparagus is growing in the far corner....love fresh asparagus! The oregano are starting to look like small bushes and need a haircut! Tony plans to plant his tomatoes and peppers in this corner of the garden. We hope to can tomato sauce and salsa this year.


The sun is starting to set and I was trying to get a picture......


and someone thought it was fun to photo bomb the picture....


Gosh...
how I would love to have this much energy!


1 comment:

corners of my life said...

This garden is a wonderful family project. {love the sunset photos}

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