Time To Garden

20200328_115932It’s been almost a month since we moved the cows to the back pasture to give the front pasture time to rest, recuperate, and grow. And grow it did! With all of the rain, the grass was tall, green, and lush. The cows are enjoying grazing in the tall and tasty grass. They are also enjoying being closer to the house, so they can enjoy Kimmie’s Cow Candy at least once a day. Soon we’ll be ready to wean Joni, Stevie, and Annie. Those details to follow.

During this last week, I have found two bird nests on the back porch, a box turtle that Shadow pointed out to me, and a huge green frog hiding under a timber that I moved. I have worked on planting seeds for vegetables and transplanting seedlings that I started a month ago. Some of the plants are in the ground – cantaloupes, pumpkins, cucumbers, beans, tomatoes, strawberries, and watermelons. Others are in pots and large tubs that Charlie helped me move and fill with soil. I’m trying several varieties of lettuce this year, along with spinach, onions, carrots, and sweet peas. And last, but not least, sweet and jalapeno peppers. I’m hoping for lots of fresh salads and homemade salsa!

We’ve worked on the ‘front yard’ by adding walking stones for a walkway from the driveway to the front porch, added more roses to the front bed and rearranged the mums and calla lilies. The goal for this next week is to add stones to the front bed border. More grooming and “fixin’ up” coming soon!

Over the last couple of weeks, 20200328_120733we moved from hay pastures, to gardening, to cows and calves! Stay tuned to see what’s up next!

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