The back field is the corn field (mostly). Greg's had a lot of fun plowing on his tractor and we've got many rows of corn coming up. I don't know what we will do with all the corn....the chickens will get some of it. And I should have an abundance of corn stalks to decorate in the fall with.
We've surrounded our green bean patch with a chicken wire fence and so far we've kept all the plants. Something kept eating them last year in the lower field. That patch is moved up to the middle, closer to the house. Yesterday, James took our old shutters and nailed them together into tepee shape and I planted pole beans around them. I also filled in the bush bean rows that had gaps with more seeds.
The grandsons have a love/dislike relationship with the tractor. Robert (almost 4) loves to ride with his PaPa on the tractor and will grudgingly give up his seat for his brother. Thomas (2) rides because he has to do what his brother does, but I don't think he is real enthusiastic about it. Aiden (20 months) will sit there for a picture but he doesn't want to ride and would prefer his PaPa to get down from the tractor also. Alvin (8 months) doesn't care. I have fun taking pictures of the boys and their PaPa on the tractor ~ and Greg loves to take them on rides.
|PaPa and Robert|
|PaPa and Aiden|
|Pole bean supports inside chicken wire fence|
|Corn ~ lots of corn|
|Heirloom tomato plants|
|Isn't is gorgeous? The cooktop has been added to the "hole"|
|Gregs pool table is covered in all the cabinet stuff|