Our blog needed an update–again. And I keep intending to post about our gardens, but  it hasn’t happened yet.  So between sewing and filling out 4-H forms  I decided to do it.

We have two gardens.  One has 30 something tomato plants, green onions, lettuce and spinach.

The other garden (on the other side of the property) is about twice as big as the first garden (if not bigger) and has potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, green beans, pepper plants, snow peas, broccoli and cauliflower, watermelon, pumpkin, popcorn, corn,  strawberries and several more things that I cannot remember right now.  Several weeks ago we spent most of a Saturday weeding everything! It was hard work, but so worth it to see nice green lines on brown dirt instead of a big green patch 🙂  It is due for another weeding soon…

Right now our current doings are working on 4-H projects, freezing strawberries and making strawberry jam, making jelly, practicing cello for a orchestra camp that is coming up in two weeks, keeping up with Courageous‘ daily updates (hard work you know!),  and  making cheese to use up all the milk that is filling up the refrigerator. At least I hope I will be making cheese to use up all that milk.  If I start too late in the day then cheese making will go late into the night. Not a good idea.

In our bigger garden…two rows of potatoes (notice the bird flying by… 🙂 ):

A row of onions:

Popcorn (yikes…weeds!):

Another row of green beans:

Snow peas (!) okay, not yet. Snow pea plants 🙂 :


We have about 185 strawberry plants. This year we are getting about a quart of strawberries a day from just 30-ish plants. So we ought to get quite a lot next year from the remaining plants! 🙂 We have been enjoying strawberry short cake several times! Delicious!

In our other garden, between the chicken house and goat pen:

One of our many flowers in our flower garden:

A few of our 34 goats 🙂

Back to sewing 🙂   Surely there will be a post tomorrow….Wordless Wednesday.  Is it really Tuesday already?

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7 thoughts on “Garden Happenings {and such}

  • June 8, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Oh, you have such big gardens! (well…. it’s much bigger than my family’s 🙂
    Those purple flowers are really pretty too.

    ~ Tarissa

  • June 8, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Those are some really beautiful pictures! I especially like the one with the goats and the one with your garden and chicken coop. Can I come live with ya’ll?? *wink* You have got the most beautiful property!

    Have a great day!

    Allison Elizabeth?

  • June 8, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Oh! You make our gardens look so nice 😀 Especially the tomato garden…it looks beautiful in pictures!

    And you know, keeping up with Courageous updates has been some of the hardest work of my life! I just don’t know if we’ll be able to keep it up! Tee, hee!

    Love you!


  • June 9, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Oh, Oh, oh, I wish I could come over and enjoy some of that yummy strawberry shortcake that I know is always available. 🙂

    Love and miss you all!!!!!!

  • June 9, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    And I thought OUR garden was big. Ours is just a bit bigger than your ‘smaller’ garden. I’ve got my own flower garden too. But the flowers aren’t as pretty as yours. (-:

  • June 9, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    I have trouble enough keeping my garden weeded and it is much smaller than yours. We have yet to plant our tomato and pepper plants (probably should do that soon). Your flowers are beautiful. 🙂


  • June 9, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Hello to Susannah,

    Thank you for your comments on our blog!

    I sent you an email– I hope you receive it ok.




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