Hi everyone it's been a whirlwind lately!
Saturday was my birthday I turned 52, my oldest son Ray turned 32 yesterday. Instead of celebrating Saturday my hubby and I are doing it today by going to a garden Festival about 45 min from home at the Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds farm.
Be sure to click the name/link and check it out, it's a VERY famous heirloom seed farm. There will be tents/booths of gardening vendors, music to die for (I love bluegrass) Free gardening classes and food! lol
Below are a few updated photos from the garden Saturday- we FINALLY have put in all the raised beds in the vegetable garden. They are all filled "full" with dirt and compost and thank goodness for our new Missionaries, they came and within 40 minutes had a full pickup truck load of dirt emptied into the beds for us. I can't begin to say how much we appreciate those young men and their willingness to serve anyone, anytime, anywhere. They will be here tonight to handmake cards for their Moms for Mother's day.
Yesterday was the first day of our new "branch". Our ward was split a week ago and we are still going to the same building until we get approved for a building of our own. (please pray it happens this summer!) I admit it would be nice to drive 9 miles to church instead of 25 each way on Sunday!
14 raised beds varying in size from 5x16' to 5x22' and 2 of them are 3x16 and 3x14 all about 12 inches deep.
The green plastic things in the herb circle are Walls O Water my FAVORITE cool season plant protection. I have about 100 of them left over from my 2 acre market garden so long ago. However, I found the mice have been in them so I am sorting them for holes- grrrr but my Basil is under them for one more week- last week we had frost! NOT common here since we moved here but not uncommon to me as you can tell with my hoop house, greenhouse and walls o water I know how to cure that and keep growing! I will be adding plastic "tunnels" this year for fall too.Our plan is to put the same gravel in the garden paths between the beds that is by the greenhouse. Could be fall before that project is started/done! lol
And on our trip Saturday morning to the local nursery for dirt & compost I picked these up. Happy Birthday to me! A full Flat of assorted beauties that are now in planters.
As you can tell, my passion is gardening, all things paper craft and sewing!
A lot of people ask why such a large garden- well I like to can the food I grow and eat it all winter, Call me old fashioned but I like it and I will continue to do it as long as Heavenly Father allows me to! And, If you are in the area, contact me I would love to have you stop by for a visit!
PS- I have new calling at church but I can't give details till next Sunday! I am pretty excited. (remind me of that in a year ok? lol)
Have a wonderful day~!