Monday, June 17, 2013

Beginning of Summer

I love this time of year. The days here have been pleasantly warm. Even when it rains, its not too chilly. Friday I ordered 10 yards of dirt

It was delivered Saturday, before 8am- I couldn't believe it.
We ( my kidlets and I) began to spread it. My parents loaned us their wheelbarrow and some more shovels.

I then decided to remove the side garden fence, and move the garden to the property fence. My older kids were not impressed, but they took it down for me.


 The fence they removed was on the left hand side of the picture.

The above picture is what it looks like now..
Same with the below pictures.


I have so much more room now for vegetables!

We filled in the garden area around the fruit trees as well.

I planted Marigolds under the trees, in addition to parsley and cilantro.
I am excited to see how they do.
We still have over 1/2 the dirt left, I am hoping that when hubby gets back we can finish getting the cement pad demo'd. Once that is done, we can move the dirt where the cement was. I am looking forward to the yard looking neater.

We also added dirt to the chicken coop.

I do occasionally let my hens "free range" in the backyard when I am back there. They are great pest control.
   Here is a picture of strawberries I picked tonite from my strawberry patch

I think I will be making strawberry jam tomorrow!


1 comment:

  1. How exciting to have a bigger garden! Things are looking very nice and summery at your place. LOVE chicken photos...always! :-)