Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Backyard full of Activity

 One of two green bean boxes

Beautiful Peaches

Red rose

new Bell Pepper Plants

little Heirloom Tomato from seed

Our almost completed new deck

Cucumber Box

Bush loaded with Blueberries

1 of 2 green pea boxes

yellow we are contemplating painting the whole house ~ right now its just on the outside of the porch

the chickens new under trampoline run

We believe the peaches are lasting on the tree because the squirrels are being run off by the puppies.  I hope thats the case.  We've got 7 beautiful "not yet ripe" peaches on the tree.  The tomato plants are tiny but living.  Katie & I are giving them lots of attention, we are ready to eat fresh tomatoes.  We planted the 8 bell pepper plants cause we need peppers for the pickle relish.  We can chop and freeze them, till its relish time.  Something is attacking our cucumber plants and we keep replanting ~ I would suspect the chickens but they can't get out of their "cage" so I could be puppies but we haven't caught them in the act yet.  I think we are going to stretch chicken wire over the top of the box to keep the predators away.

The pool is clean and ready for swimming.  I've been in once and the kids, several times.  It took a while to get it cleaned up from the winter, but we've finally conquered the crud and can now swim!

We are ready for summer!


Welcome to the farm ~ we are a blended family with 7 children (3 are married), 4 grandsons, 5 dogs, 3 rabbits, and 15 chickens living on 3 acres in Georgia. I love crafting, sewing, cooking & canning, recipes of all kinds, reading, playing with my little buddies, family time, travel, pinterest and most of all the Lord.