Monday, June 4, 2012
In The Garden
I planted so many yesterday. Around here, people plant pumpkins on the 4th of July. I tried that one year, and the bugs got the plants and I had a horrible crop so I try to plant now the first week in June.
I do have to tell you a story on myself. During the spring, I kept taking pictures of the cherry trees I have planted near my chicken coops. This year they have been covered in cherries. I have just been picking them and feeding them to the chickens. The reason being is these are ornamental cherry trees. I couldn't understand why this year they had these huge, beautiful cherries. I kept thinking what a shame too.
Did I taste them? I did once and they were yucky. I thought it was weird that this year the chickens like them.
My daughter came over this weekend with her kids and we were out in back and as we walked under the cherry tree she picked one and ate it. She said, " Mom, these are good cherries." They are a bit sour but that is what you cook with anyway. So I ate one that wasn't sour and then she wanted a bucket to take home to make a cherry pie.
I have two of these trees loaded with cherries. When we planted them, I just didn't pay much attention. This place was like the Sahara Desert out here and we were just planting for shade. So it was a very nice surprise to find out that you can cook with them. I still wonder though, when I was picking my name for my blog, why it was I picked " Farm Girl." Because I really am not one but in the process of being one. :)
As a friend of mine asked me when she met me, what was I good at? I had to tell her truthfully I was pretty good with a hula-hoe. I still really enjoy chopping weeds. Just not in my flowerbeds.
I have spent lots and lots of time in the garden. I will take some better pictures of it in the morning. The sun had changed and I lost the light this morning.
I hope your Monday is off to a good start. I weeded the garden, now it is time to mop my floors. Mondays are busy days.
Thanks for stopping by,