I transplanted tomato and pepper plants and put them in the greenhouse. Tonight will be their first night there. I hope it won't be too cold cause peppers and tomatoes are hot weather crops. I believe the addition of the greenhouse will be such an advantage to the homestead, as soon as I learn how to utilize it properly. I am thankful for the thermometer Randy bought for the greenhouse that I can read from the house. It lets me know the temp of the greenhouse. I hope the greenhouse holds up under our diverse weather. So far, it has held up under strong winds.
We got our bees this week! I am so happy to have bees again! Third times a charm, since this will be our third time with bees. Hopefully, since they survived where others did not, they will make it through anything! They are a very strong hive, many in numbers! They may even produce extra honey this year! Time will tell.
We tilled up a new area for a garden this year. It's the spot where the boy goats were. It seems to be very fertile. I planted the Chinese cabbage there and also squash, zuchinni, and okra. I hope to plant beans and peas there too. So much to do; so little time! How's your gardening coming along? Are you there yet or just planning? I learn so much every year and try to implement new things that will make gardening just a little bit easier. Such as weed barriers. We have a tremendous battle with weeds! Or should I say grass? Try Bermuda grass! The worst kind for a garden! I am putting down cardboard again this year, as it seems to help with that. I'm also trying leaves to see how they will do. Again, time will tell. I hope ya'll are well! Have a nice day and thanks for reading! Blessings from Bama!
|These cookies were cooked in the Sun Oven. They tasted O.K. but were a little hard. The oven still has a little rubber-like smell that made the cookies taste weird. I hope to get rid of that odor soon.
|This tom was on our property! How fortunate I was to capture him in photo! He was chasing his hen. He eventually flew across the fence onto the neighbor's property, after her.
|These eggs were also cooked in the Sun Oven. They are a little more done than I care for but made some delicious deviled eggs. I will adjust the cooking time when I cook these again.
|Wisteria, red tips, and white dogwood trees.
|The beautiful Keria in full bloom!
|Wisteria right up next to a volunteer nectarine tree.
|Wisteria next to the hen-house. The wisteria smells like perfume!
|Two volunteer nectarine trees that went home with Guy.
|We purchased this bush at a trade day. I was told it was a snowball bush. It never has balls, though. What is it?
|The morning the new hive arrived.
|Randy is cautiously undoing the strap.
|The first of the bees. They seem to have adjusted to their new home.
|A nice fertile spot for the cabbage.
|Skylar has been moving wood closer to the pool. We hope to get the deck built this summer.
|The area where I placed cardboard. I had to dig out a lot of blackberry brambles and some kind of thick hay-like grass with a tuber-like root. It took me all day just to do a small area!
|Filling up the old pond with the blackberry brambles and weeds.
|A couple days later and the bees are still doing good.
|I have lots of purple irises.
|Can you tell I like the wisteria? That is the wood Skylar is moving.
|My cardboard is on that trailer.
|Randy had to work on the fence the goats are dragging down. Now he's just petting them.
|It was windy when I was transplanting my tomato plants today. The peat pots fell on some of them and broke the plants, but not in two. I planted those tomato plants in hopes they will be alright.
|The rest are in here until I know it's O.K. to put them in the ground. The ground still feel sort of cold, so I'm waiting til next week to put these in.