( The Red Pontiac and Yukon Gold Potatoes have been hilled for the first time. )
We have been so busy around our place. What feels so strange is - photos of the process just don’t seem to provide the evidence.
( We used 5' x 16' Cattle Panels this year! Dwayne split them into to 8' pieces each. )
I mean - it’s not like somebody delivered and spread the mushroom compost for us. And we haven’t seen any young boys around here to pay for mowing the grass - much less till the garden.
( I've already planted 4 Beefsteak Tomato plants. Oh, and 1 Eggplant bush at the end of one of the panels. )
And my UPS guy - he’ll deliver trees. Making the trips to the garden centers to choose and deliver all the other plants - not happening. Alright?
( The Spinach started kicking after I thinned it out. We have a total of 8 bags going. )
Dwayne and I have taken 1 turn each - already - mowing the part of the property that we use the John Deere Tractor Mower.
I am scared to death about how much it’s gonna cost us - just to mow the grass around 10 acres this year. It’s enough to consider a game-changer. Buy sheep instead of goats?
I’m serious! Chickens just cannot eat that much grass!
( The Lettuce can't be seen here, yet. But it's there. Swiss Chard - Broccoli - Brussel Sprouts and Purple Fennel. )
( Red onions and Texas Sweet Vidalia onions! They're so cute when they're little! )
Speaking of.... We are back to 9 for 9 on the egg count, again!
Even “ Miss Pissy “ is laying - post Broodyness!
She’s such the Drama Queen. Perhaps “ Lady Gaga “ would have been a better namesake for her. I could make costumes for her. Shoot photos. Email them to Lady Gaga!
Don’t worry. I’d never be a part of subjecting the world to witnessing that Dingy woman walking the red carpet in some chicken costume.
I mean - that egg was bad enough for me. How ‘bout you?
( Experiment in process with the two galvanized buckets... Ground Cherries! Pray for me, please! )
( Tomatillo plant in the big pot - Cherry Tomato plant in the smaller pot. )
( This big pot by the stairs will have " Malabar Spinach Red Stem " growing in it. We'll be constructing an A-frame trellis over the pot for the spinach to grow. This is a hardy edible vine! )
I also managed to plant 2 Jalapeno Pepper bushes. I planted a Red Bell Pepper and a Yellow Bell Pepper plant. And for herbs - Sweet Basil - Sweet Marjoram - Eucalyptus - Sage - Greek Oregeno and Curry.
Slowly but steadily - We're gettin' there...