Monday, May 23, 2011
Adventures in Gardening
This Saturday my husband and myself worked getting
things in shape, we hula hoed this stretch down one
side of our property. It is one of my favorite places
to walk. I love how the trees are starting to make
one continuous tunnel.
This is some of our peaches. I was surprised at how
big they are now. To bad that lots of them will be
pulled off and thrown away because the tree is too
loaded and we would rather have nice big fruit rather
than lots of tiny peaches. It is my least favorite job.
I just had to show you a picture of my pumpkins.
This year I ordered 2 ounces of Cinderella pumpkins.
I am so excited because I love them so much. I love looking
at them and wish somehow they could turn into a coach.
I have also planted this year the jack-be- little's and a pumpkin
just for canning and white pumpkins and giant kind and some blue
ones. I think because I love pumpkins so much I would love to grow
nothing but pumpkins.
The boysenberries are starting to turn red now.
We were able to add to our little tiny row another row
and double our amount of vines this year. I need about
3 times what I have now to keep us in berries I think.
I would call this the doorway into my field of dreams.
This is my onion and beet area. I had to replant my
beets yesterday. We have had such a cool spring, things
are just not coming up.
This is Mr. Gopher Snake. He came out and looked around
at what was going on yesterday. I didn't take the picture.
My husband did, my hands were shaking so I couldn't get
a good shot. I am very content to let him be and I hope he stays
out in the pasture and doesn't come any closer to visit. He was
about 3 feet long.
This is our early plum tree. It gets ripe early in June.
This is the one that our grand children come over and stand
and eat plums and it makes me so happy to see them with
their hands full of plums with their little mouths filled.
I know no greater joy.
As I was getting ready to write this post, the verse that
came to me was this.
"Let my beloved come to his garden and eat its pleasant
Song of Solomon 4:16
You know I love that God loved gardens first and
then he put man in the midst of it. One day I am going to do a study
of all of the places that God talks about farming, sheep, and gardens.
I am so thankful to have ours.
Have a lovely Monday,