Monday, April 12, 2010

The view from my window

and my garden and my porch, and, and, and.

Just a few thousand pictures of the outdoors this week.

Steve the Shed has some new finery.

Got some baskets for the front porch. The price was too good to bother planting my own this year!

In the garden, the garlic is looking mighty fine.

I planted out the cabbages and broccoli, with celery at the far end.

Last year, my celery didn't do very well. I think they need much more water than most other plants, so I ran soaker hose around these. Next to the celery you can barely see the carrots I planted using those paper strips I made this winter.

The lettuces, spinach, beets and chard have started sprouting.

Do you think the strawberries need thinning??? When should I do that? These plants are covered with flowers so I expect some good eating soon.

The apple trees are in full bloom.

A little friend even dropped by to visit!

Well, I had a few more photos to share, but Blogger is being painfully slow to load, even at o'dark thirty in the morning!

I will tell you that Stud Muffin has been mowing and mowing and mowing! He fertilized the lawns, and we both have been taking turns weed-whacking the flower beds. This morning (after the sun rises) we are going to drag a cedar log from the woods behind my studio to help control water drainage in front of veggie garden fence. I have been pondering how to keep rainwater from washing the mulch out of the beds and this is what I have come up with. If this works as I hope, the water will be directed onto the grassy area above the raised beds, instead of detouring through the bed area where it currently creates long trenches for me to trip in.

Hope everyone has a great day!!


Cheryl said...

I wish I lived closer so I could come steal the strawberry bed...


Anonymous said...

MIL here-how beautiful the farm looks---I can tell you guys have really been working hard. Studly you have done great work mowing and fertilizing and it shows!! Might even get me to visit to see for myself!! love youse guys-----Mom

Anonymous said...

I get to be there soon!! I'm so excited... :-)

Liz said...


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MarmiteToasty said...

its all looking amazing and Steve is looking so grand in his new clothes...... goodness how quick things seems to of grown..