Here’s a few more things I’ve been up to lately.
Yes, it’s that time of year. And with all this rain, it’s a weekly thing. But later in the summer, when we are begging for rain it will be brown and dry. That’s the way it is here on the farm. We live in an area that doesn’t get much rain, unless it’s a big storm. We just watch the rain clouds go by. They get close, but go around us for some reason.
I lost all my strawberry plants last year to the drought. So I’m starting a new patch in a different area. Here is the freshly plowed patch. Soon to have plants.
It’s just a small patch for now. I can add more later if they do well here.
And look! My first blueberry bloom.
I probably won’t get many blueberries to speak of this year. Maybe I’ll have atleast one to taste. Believe it or not, I’ve never tasted a fresh blueberry. I can’t wait. I hope they thrive here on the farm. If so, I’ll definitely plant more. We love blueberry muffins. And I’ll bet they’ll taste better with blueberries fresh from the bush.
And while I was out wandering around with my camera, I came across this…..
Check out the blue eyes trying to hide from me.
And there he goes. The critters around here are camera shy.
Most of you know I’ve been trying to get my garden plowed. This year I am breaking ground in a new area.
This ground has never been plowed or planted. Or if it has, it has been a very long time. I had to wait for the rain to stop, then let some of the water dry up. But not too much. This ground here is called blackjack. Part red clay. When it’s dry, it very hard to till. The idea is to break up the ground while it’s still wet, then let it dry and till it again. But I figured since this hasn’t been cultivated before, it should have plenty of rich top soil.
And just look at that rich dark soil. Not red clay, like I’m used to seeing here in the south.
I will wait for it to dry up some more then add composted manure, cause you know we have plenty of that out in the pasture, and retill it. Then start planting.
I already have tomato and pepper plants ready to plant. And I have seeds for the rest. If this garden does well, I may try planting some corn. I haven’t had much luck with corn here, the japanese beetles eat the silks and ruin the corn before it’s ready to harvest.
And then I leave you with a view from my back door.
It’s unusual that horses can’t be seen at any time from this view.
I’ll try to catch them out there and show you what I usually see when I walk out the back door.
So, now you know what I’ve been up to. With plenty more to do, cause my garden is almost ready for planting.
What have you been up to?
Hug a friend and tell them how you feel about them today.
It may be just what they need!