Thursday, April 14, 2011

Finally we are ready...

Whew, so after a lot of hard work, my gardens are ready to go! I have pruned all my fruit trees, roses, bushes, grapes and blackberries. I have raked all the debris and dead leaves from my lawn and garden and disposed of it all. The kids were a big help in loading the wheelbarrow and they attempted to help rake as well. I retied all my grapes and blackberries and am in the process of planning a new garden to move all my herbs too. We are planning on planting corn, sugar peas, tomatoes, spaghetti squash, Casper pumpkins, zucchini, beets and carrots this year in our vegetable garden. I am super excited to get it planted!! The kids and I did start sage and thyme in the house and my mother in law started the tomatoes in her house so as soon as we are frost free we are set to go! I am also hoping my brother will be around to give me a hand cleaning our gutters and I have a rain barrel that I need to finish for this year. I want to build stairs off our back deck now that the kids are older for easier access to our backyard. I also want to build a chicken tractor and get a few chickens this year for eggs. Big plans!


  1. FIRST, I love the berries in your banner, I can almost taste them...mmmm I really want chickens (although I don't eat chicken or eggs LOL) But it is so expensive to buy organic eggs $8 doz and they are such a great food source for the rest of the family that eat them & frankly can't supported the 'caged' suppliers of eggs although they are less than half the price :( Looks like you are busy in the garden, although we have limited 'planting area' because of yard steepness we have tomatoes & peas in a patch & herbs & strawberries on our veranda, makes you feel good to eat your own spray-free produce... good luck with it all!

  2. I too am a huge gardener. I have planted, 4 types of berries, Apples, Pear, cherry, peach, grapes. And have several fruits for medicine. But alas we have sold our home along with my gardens. I pray it will be loved as I loved it...I leave it more beautiful then when I found it. We will be full time campers for a few years...allowing me to focus on my family garden. Thanks for leaving the comment on Wonderful Word Wednesday. I love that quote and my Son was so there in the other world.

    With All That I Am
    Carrie "Forrest-Dweller" Duvall
    The Handmade Homemaker