We’ve had an unusually long, cold, wet winter around here. It’s put a delay on our gardening, which has made me grumpy and anxious for the last several weeks. But at last we had a nice day, and my mom and I got to work.
(My and Ben’s property isn’t suited to growing things — our back yard is surrounded by tall trees which block out the sun and suck up all the nutrients and water from the soil. So I garden with my mom. My family lives on a 5-acre farm, eight minutes away from where we live. I help pay for seeds and help with the gardening toil in exchange for unlimited fresh produce throughout the growing season. Yeah: it’s a pretty sweet deal.)
That’s why I’ve been a little quiet on the blog. Here’s what I’ve been up to.
We planted some cool-weather seeds.
We butchered a few chickens.
We covered the strawberries with straw.
We looked at the new kitties. (That was HARD WORK.)
Built a new raised bed . . .
And added some — ahem — fertilizer.
And here are some other pictures I couldn’t resist including:
What have you been up to? Any gardening?