This has been the perfect growing year—good amount of rain and hot days. As you can see, I pack A LOT in my little garden. It’s enough to give us fresh cucumbers, beans, tomatoes, lettuce and snap peas for our dinner. I’ll purchase tomatoes to make into sauce, tomato soup (new “original” recipe last year … More LOVE My Garden!
Ready, Set, Wait! Well, the last job is done for the winter—tilling the garden. Dear old Tilly is out there now, purring away until the gas is gone. A good wash and she gets to rest for the season. The garden is ready, but for what? It’s ready to rest; however, any seeds that are … More Ready, Set, Wait
I hate weeds! Do you mind if I say that a little louder? I HATE WEEDS!!!! We have had a bunch of rain, so much that I couldn’t even get into my garden without sinking into the mud! Finally, today was the day to weed; however, by now, the ground was still wet and hard! It … More I HATE WEEDS!
There are so many lessons to be learned in the garden. I’d say we all have a bit of the farmer in us – who doesn’t like to see things grow? And even if you don’t have any desire to develop your green thumb, it would be worth it to allow your kids to have … More Beauty for Ashes
This morning, I finally filled by bird feeders. I’m so thankful that the little birdies do not have to depend upon me for their survival, because I’m not very faithful in feeding them – especially when I’ve run out of seed! But now the feeders are clean and full and there’s plenty more, not in … More Is the seed yet in the barn?
What a beautiful sight! That, my friends, is my garden; and those lovely dark clumps are manure!!! It sure doesn’t smell very nice, but I’m ready to see more fruit from my labors this year! Like any task, there is a cost involved. Now I didn’t pay anything for my beautiful manure, but it did cost time … More Oh, that stinky stuff!!!
So, today I decide to till the garden instead of exercising. Running Tilly is definitely exercise! She must not have slept well, because she is sputtering all over the place! She’s lost her spunk! I baby her along, hoping that she’ll kick into high gear – no chance! I think she’s upset because I was … More Tily Tries My Patience
Dear Tilly is my rototiller. She’s not actually mine – I’m just ‘borrowing’ her from my mom! I remember Dad faithfully using Tilly every year for Mom. (He didn’t know her name though! 🙂 ) I guess it’s the farm girl in me, but I love to put on my dungarees (I just love that … More Ode to Tilly