Thursday, February 24, 2011

Making Things Happen At the Homestead

Our neighbor has graciously allowed us at no charge to use some of his property to garden on this year. Remember we have a wooded acre with no sun. Growing is nearly impossible. Two years ago hubby planted a small garden down at the neighbor's property but didn't really have the time to devote to keeping it weeded. Turned in to a mess, but did get alot of carrots that year. This year he is home four days a week and my mom and myself will be helping. Four families are actually planting this year on the lot (the picture above is our section - more than we need but we'll take it). Today we bought 10lbs of white potatoes and 10lbs of red potatoes to plant next week along with our different varieties of lettuce. Everything else will be planted in early to late April.
Many of you know that I have been learning to run. It is a slow go. Well, my older shoes made me feel like I was running barefoot. With tax return money bought good running shoes today. Looking forward to exercising with them when the rain goes away.

I love visual aids. We have started an organic gardening unit that will late until the end of March. The top photo will show Grace what part of the plant she is eating on certain vegetables and what it is considered. The bottom photo has all sorts of information; pollination, seed dissection, photosynthesis, etc. One dead worm today from the compost bin we put together, hopefully all the others are okay.


The Zoo Keeper said...

Great place to garden! You have plenty of room for all the tomato plants you need for sauce.

Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Wow! That's fantastic. I have a feeling you'll be cooking up a storm this year!