Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Start of Summer

I've neglected to blog for a few months. This evening was pleasant, so I carried my camera outside when we went to check on the garden. This year, we started everything from seed from Willhite Seed in Texas. I was impressed with the overall germination rates of everything. I felt horrible having to thin nearly everything we planted!

Here's what's currently in the ground. Most everything has its own 100 ft. row: corn (x 3 rows,) peas, cucumber, Zinnias, potatoes, squash, zucchini, eggplant, okra, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, carrots, and bell pepper. We also planted fig trees, a blueberry orchard, and erect blackberries.

The chickens are laying like crazy. Hopefully we'll have some setters this season.

By the end of the summer, I hope to have the barn restored to its original shade of red. Five gallon buckets of red barn paint are almost 1/3 of the cost of regular paint, but I don't know if it does well over white primer. I think it's really intended for bare wood applications. If you have ever used it, then please let me know how it performs.


CabinWriter-- said...

It's such a pleasure to read your blog. I enjoy the photos, since I'm living in a small town and rarely see a garden being planted or having to wash loads of greens. Very nostalgic. Thanks for sharing your life with us readers.

Darci said...

I just started reading your blog and i was curious about your huge garden. What do you do to the soil, anything? I tilled mine but it was mostly soil so i added some potting soil. this year im starting a compost pile so i can stop buying that stuff. Yours looks all natural though...