|Anyone know what this is? We have TONS of it.|
|Told you so.|
We haven't exactly weeded the garden this year. Ever.
In May, the landlord came over and tilled the soil from last year's garden; we planted our few surviving seedlings immediately; most did not survive; and we ordered more seeds to literally SCATTER (and cover with some worm compost). June 7, we planted 28 "mystery tomatoes" from a friend who was selling them at a farmer's market - they had lots the tags on them, couldn't identify them, nobody would buy them, so we bought for a bit less than half-off, in exchange for some canned tomatoes down the road. Awesome stuff.
We have watered and watered and watered (clay soil; little to no rain most of the time). Then we had a few days of rain - and VOILA! LOOK WHAT HAPPENED!!!!
Turns out that worm compost had some undigested tomato seeds - so we have a few extra tomato plants mixed with the pumpkins and watermelons. Hm. Extra treasures!
No asparagus, rhubarb and a few other things we'd planted. :( This just wasn't the year to FOCUS on the garden - the goal this year is to prove that we can, get our hands dirty, have some fun and see what happens. Better planning for next year!
|Weeding done. We literally *cut* the weeds down. |
Left some there for ground-cover.
The landlord will mulch the rest when he comes through.
|Hey guys!!!! Missed you!!!!!|
|Beautiful horse neighbors.|
Considering learning to ride....
|Garden from the other side.|
Looks a bit sparse now.
3 hours, 4 blisters between the two of us, a homemade scythe (loving having an 11 year old male child), and a bit of a sunburn later.... WHEW.
The next day - strawberry picking with this adorable princess:
|That smile makes it all worth it!|
|Just stop trying to escape!|
|Made more -|
ate some ;)
Taking a walk afterward.
Think Linus. Lack of bath and all ;) haha!
|Not our neighborhood ;)|
What do I not have photos of?
Climbing trees, playing in puddles (yep, he still does it!), planting the lilac bushes, weeding the mulched areas, setting up our statues, just chilling in the backyard, and a bit more.
We are getting realizable plans together to move again - maybe not for another year, though - to larger property and start a Montessori farm school experience. Exciting!!!