Friday, May 28, 2010

First Delivery of 2010

Sweet spring strawberries, chives, green onions, thyme and oregano - and that lone carrot that sprung up from last year's planting! Delivered all but the carrot to Lewis House; the first of many more baskets of fruit, herbs and vegetables from our garden this year.

Monday, May 17, 2010


The Woolch was rolled out and put in the garden last week. We placed it where the melons, pumpkins, tomatoes, and peppers will be planted.

To keep it from blowing off the garden, we grabbed some rocks from our ever growing rock pile to anchor down the edges.

We're excited to see how well it keeps the weeds from growing.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Getting Down to Business

Beautiful afternoon for setting up the fence and trellis! First we rolled out the fence that had been stored over the winter. Then we spent some time untwisting the chicken wire . . . .
And added the trellis for the tomatoes and the climber for the peas.

Now the rabbits will stay on their side of the fence, we'll stay on ours, and everybody will be happy.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Straw, Berries and Snacks

We were working out amongst the straw and berries this afternoon .

We needed energy to step out the rows and plant the crop signs, so naturally Joan brought out some Swedish Fish, since I had left the M&Ms in the office. Swedish Fish are a known vulture attractant, and sure enough, the vultures began circling.

Luckily, we were able to stow the candy and go back to work, and the vultures turned up their noses and coasted away.

Next time we'll snack on the asparagus.