Sunday, April 25, 2010

Compost tumbler

Kelly is making us a compost tumbler from a 55 gallon drum. We have composted for years it will now be nice to just turn it instead of pitch forking it.

One more raised bed

The raised bed on the front left hand side is the one we just finished. It's 8 pm and time to relax.
We now have 7 raised beds in the front yard.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Blueberry flowers

We have planted 3 blueberry bushes in the front yard. This is a great picture of the flowers on one of the bushes.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Metal Trellis

Put a metal trellis in the lettuce bed. I started dakota peas and will finish putting the rest in today. We just had a rain shower with thunder in the distance. The sun is out again. There is nothing like eating a pea right out of the garden.

Purple haze Carrots

I am planting purple haze carrots. They are purple on the outside and orange on the inside. They lose the purple color when you cook them. Great flavor. I don't like to thin out, I feel like I am wasting the product so I planted each carrot seed one inch apart. Time consuming I know.


We might make rhubarb and strawberry pie, or chutney or jam from this plant. As we are adding plants to the yard it is getting exciting to see when everything grows how it will look.


This is the first of two for the front yard. Will use it for food, plus they have beautiful flowers

Apple blossoms

With Carols help of thinning last time she was here we should have a good crop of apples this years

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Maggie's New Leash

Maggie likes her new leash, especially when she gets to go to the park. I made this leash last weekend because her old one was falling apart.