For want of a tomato…

This is what our garden looked like early this spring.  I won’t tell you what ridiculous thing we traded to have this excavator work done, but I will say it’s going to save us an unpleasant step when we “process” our meat chickens.

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The beginnings our raised beds.

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Here’s the fence going up to keep the chickens out.  We used scraps of chainlink fence that we found on the property.

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My plants barely cast a shadow and it’s the end of May.

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I thought I would be super smart and put a soaker hose in the tomato bed with mulch on top so I could simply plug in the hose and let it water the plants.  I tried it once.  It sprayed water everywhere but on the tomatoes and took all day to do it.  I got the hose off Castanet.net.  I guess I should have asked about leaks, but I thought that was a silly question.

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Instead, I water the tomatoes by hand with the watering can I got from a garage sale for $0.25 (score!).  It only leaks out the end of the spout.

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The tomato plants got so big they fell over, cages and all, so I tied them back up with twine.  I baby them cause they’re the only thing I planted that did well.  And maybe the beets, but there’s only half a dozen so I don’t want to pull one up to check.

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I. Love. These. Photos.

They are just the sweetest thing ever.  Daddy sure loves his little girl.  He sings “The Ants Go Marching” to her everyday.  A baby-friendly version of course.  She loves it.  It makes her laugh.  Unless she’s hungry.  Then she scans the room for me.

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My turn!  She got hungry.

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Welcome to my blog

I decided to start a blog the other day so I could post more regular updates and photos for those who care to see them.  I wasn’t impressed with most of the blog templates out there and their lack of customizability (that’s a new word I made up), so I settled for this one.  I can change the background and header but can’t change the font to anything fun.  Oh well.

My plan is to update you about once every week or two with the latest happenings on the farm and new photos, or old ones you haven’t seen yet.  You can subscribe to this blog and have an e-mail sent to you to let you know when a new posting is up, but I’m not sure how yet.  If you figure it out, how about posting a comment on here telling how to do it?:)

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This photo has nothing to do with anything.  I was just practicing posting a photo on here.

It was the guinea pig.

It lived.

This blog is safe for posting pictures now.