Thursday, June 8, 2017

How My Garden Grows!

I thought I would show you a picture of how this week garden is growing. It needs to be weeded but watching it grow is just breath taking right now. I feel like I can almost see it growing and its taller day by day.

The whole garden
It is my favorite place to be right now. This week though I haven't got to spend as much time out here. It has been nice to get cleaning done and feeling like I live here full time.

Last night we got some amazing pictures off the game cam. My field of dreams is  in the middle of suburbia. Yes, I live on one of the last original 80 acre sections zoned small family farms. All around me is houses and very busy streets. So to find this small area of "country" is very valuable to me. Living out here has always been a gift but taking these night pictures has just made me realize how really blessed I am.


Cats lots of cats
We decided that we needed to put the camera on video. So we got a video of this guy walking around out there. Its a good thing I keep the chickens locked up at night. He is so pretty. He looks in much better health than that poor fox.

So when we got this picture of him that first time, I didn't know if it was a fox or a cat, now we know it was a raccoon. So he has been here awhile. We are still pondering how on earth did he get here in the first place without getting hit by a car. This makes me so happy. I know, crazy but when I was a girl I had a raccoon named Misty. I had more fun with her and she went every where I did. She even swam in the swimming pool with me and she slept in my bedroom. Every year when Peter was in school we would read Rascal by Sterling North.  Does this raccoon know that his source of water is swimming pools? Something to watch and see. He has never bothered my trash cans or even tried to get in the chicken coop. I have noticed that the fruit that falls from the trees are gone in the morning.

It makes me just so happy, and I am so glad that Ron bought that game cam for me at Christmas. Each evening we walk out get the memory card and come in wait with baited breath to see what kind of pictures we got from the night before. This one was the best. Now all is needed to make my life happy is a picture of big foot. :)

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I am so excited to be able to share this with you. Have a lovely day today.


"The castle grounds were gleaming in the sunlight as though freshly painted; the cloudless sky smiled at itself in the smoothly sparkling lake, the satin-green lawns rippled occasionally in a gentle breeze: June had arrived." (J.K.Rowling)


Kessie said...

It's a raccoon! Is it the perspective or is he great big??

Alica said...

Your garden is spotless...I'm jealous! It looks like you must have sandy soil?? It looks so fine. No stones in sight. It really would be fun to set up a game cam and then watch it to see what all happens at night. Maybe then I'd know why the dogs were barking at 2 am! :)

Julia said...

We have two of those cam at the farm. It's amazing that they can take picture in the dark.

I'm not on the same mind about the raccoon as they carry many diseases that are very bad for pets and humans through their urine and feces.

Such a large garden with no weeds must be heaven.
Your tomato plants are so huge. I agree with Alica, it looks like a sandy soil. Sandy soil is good to grow carrots in.

It's so nice that you have this big expand of land that still looks like country.

Have a great weekend Kim and don't over do it in the sun.
Smiles and hugs.

acorn hollow said...

your plants look healthy. watch out for the fox and racoon they would love a chicken dinner

Jacque. said...

You sure know how to make good glad I (finally) stopped in. One of these days I will post something on my blog. xo

Gumbo Lily said...

We loved reading Rascal too! I like raccoons away from my coop. One year we had a whole family ripping off the window screens and the tin off the roof trying to get in!

Your garden is growing like CRAZY! Is your soil sandy? Mine is WAY behind yours.

Rugs and Pugs said...

I just love the pictures from your game cam!

Three Sheep Studio said...

Your game cam is very entertaining!!
What a fabulous garden - you would never know you are in the middle of suburbia. You have a treasure, Kim !!!

Nellie said...

Isn't it fun to see those images of nighttime visitors? So fortunate to have that property in the middle of all that development! Always love pictures of your garden! xo Nellie

Bonnie K said...

Isn't it fun to watch nature? I'm glad you are having fun with it. I'm glad your raccoon is behaving itself. I love how you set your garden up. I can't wait to see how it grows.

Debbie said...

ooooh kim, the garden looks great. my tomatoes are pathetic, like little hairs popping out of the soil. i am discouraged!!!

i was going to walk around the yard with my camera but i melted on the driveway and scampered on in to the house!!

you could open a zoo kim, you place, is the place to be!!!