Saturday, July 5, 2014

Lots of greens captured by Grace


A week ago today I climbed up into the loft of the barn thinking it would be great to capture a few pictures of our gardens.  I had no idea what would follow this picture taking escapade.  The above garden was mostly planted by Maine Man And Country Boy, we call it our vine garden. (squash, pumpkins, and cukes)


The garden above and below are the two I planted and tended so far. Behind the garden is portable shelter MM made for the meat birds.

MM did most of the gardening until last year when his cup runneth over .  So this is only my second year growing gardens  independently and I’ve been damn proud of my thriving beds of greens.  We have harvested so far this season: dill, cilantro, spinach, kale, bok choy, beet greens, radish,  lettuce, garlic, and zucchini.


For pest control I’ve been fairly lucky so far covering my affected crops with row crop covers temporarily.  I swear by that method!


This is the last picture I took of the boys out back haying before the ladder kicked out on me as I was coming down from the loft.  Tried to catch myself on a beam, hung for a bit shredding the labrum and whatever else in my right shoulder.  So needless to say I have not applied make-up in a week, can’t wear anything that doesn’t have an elastic waist, have mastered doing dishes with my left hand, can’t put my hair up, and Tuesday cannot come quick enough as I have an appointment with a surgeon….my how life changes in an instant!


Unknown said...

I hope your shoulder gets better quickly.

Little Messy Missy said...


ElderberryWine4u said...

Ouch! Hope you are doing better!