Category: Gardening

Continuing Forward with Gardening

So we’ve been a bit busy.  Now that the long, cold winter is over…. …and then spring time was welcomed with much joy even with some storm damage and flooding. Now summer time is getting started with all hands on…

Growing Wheat

Our little growing wheat experiment was fun.  Last Fall, the guys planted wheat in our newly reshaped rocky field patch.  By springtime, we had bright green wheat grass everywhere!  It was a beautiful ground cover when everything else was still…

What’s Growing In The Garden?

What’s growing in the garden?  Well, I am not exactly sure. I haven’t been out there to check on it in weeks. I have been busy with a 3 month old baby and redoing a room in our house for…

Weeding and Watering Garden and Soul

In between all the rain last week and this week, we worked in the garden every day planting more garden seeds and continuing to do battle against the weeds.    It’s still not completely up and going, but it’s much better than the…

Giving Up On the Garden ?

We came home to a scary overgrown jungle in the garden after being gone for a week.  I stood at the garden fence looking in at the wild jungle that had tripled in size in just a week.   I grow great super…

How to Plant Strawberries

We are not experts on how to plant strawberries.  But we tried and are hoping they turn out.  The boys built some raised beds and we planted some of strawberries at the beginning of April.  We ordered more strawberries and…

What’s Going on at the Farm?

We have lots going on around the farm.  The flood put a damper on our  progress and we have been having to deal with cleaning up piles and piles of river rock.  We did get the rock off our main…

Sweet Peas in the Garden

We’ve never had any success with growing peas in our garden, but this year, we actually have a row of peas growing in our garden and producing sweet peas!  We planted the peas from seed…the .20 cent seed packages that I bought…

Weed Woes in the Garden

With the warm weather that has arrived and with the great rains we have had, our little farm is bursting forth with all sorts of greenery……which also includes lots of weeds and biting insects.  The garden is taking off and it is…

What’s in the garden?

For several weeks, we’ve been eating lettuce and Bok Choi or Pak Choi Chinese cabbage out of our garden.  It has been very nice to not have to buy lettuce and cabbage at the grocery store and we are enjoying the incredible freshness it provides as well.…

Planting Peas and Spreading Compost

We are trying our hand at growing peas this year.  We planted Little Marvel peas from the cheap .20 cent seed packages I bought.  We’ll see how they do! The Little Marvel pea is supposed to be a shorter vine. It is considered…