Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Garden Complex

Okay, so I am an inexperienced gardener, at best.

I've grown some tomatoes, and that is about it.

Fortunately, my mother and uncle have some experience I will
draw on!

My mother is quite the green thumb, though she hardly bothers to grow
anything these days, she used to plant gardens, both vegetable, fruit and
floral, and she had a real knack of growing things!

We will see if either I or the farming Husband have such a knack. I am fairly
certain I do not.

We will pull for farming Husband, then!

We have a great source of fertilizer! The horses, cow, the rabbit and all have helped create a great compost mound by the barn.

And my husband utilized this nearly "black gold" today by loading it into his truck and bringing it down to cover the area that will be our garden.

All the while he loaded the truck, the farming babies watched through the window and yelled, "Daddy! Daddy!"

This looks like some fairly rich dirt, and we will mix it with normal topsoil, I suppose, unless anyone has a better suggestion.

And so the sun sets on another day of life on the ol' Farm



Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation? The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens

- Proverbs 27:23-27

"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares."

- George Washington