Monday, May 18, 2009

My Summer Project & Farm Babies

On Sunday I borrowed my brother-in-laws pick-up truck and my Dad and I went to Home Depot to get my "Summer Garden Project".

I am going to enclose my garden area in picket fence. Pictured above is 22- 8 foot section of picket fencing plus 15 posts. I have been wanting to do this for some time now and over the winter I did tutoring after school and made enough money to cover the cost of this project plus a little extra for plants, mulch etc.

This is one view of the garden. This area I rota tilled up so I can put my trellis for the gourds. The raised beds will have the cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and cherry tomatoes.

This is the backside view of the area. In this area I will have my corn and potatoes, and some more tomato plants, well as of right now that is the plan. I am thinking of doing a cutting garden of flowers in one of the raised beds also. Oh, I do have plans for a bean trellis that I also want to do and I am sure I will think of something else.

Of course, in between all of this I am watching all the lambs playing.....16 lambs total as of today with one more to lamb:) These twin spotted black girls are just beautiful and so playful!!

See this is another reason I need to enclose the garden in picket fencing because I often let the Nigerians out to graze on the grass and they often like to graze on every thing else.....they can strip a vegetable plant down in no time flat.....not that I am talking from experience!!!

Yesterday was very cool and breezy but Eliza's babies found some sun to snuggle up and take a nap. Oh, so many lambs, so many gardening projects!!!
15 days of school left and then summer break starts........
YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!!







6 comments:

Tracey said...

Hi Kristi,
You are so talented with all your projects! The picket fence will be great!
Love that little baby curled up in the bucket!
15 days....yeah for you!!
Tracey

Christy said...

Yes, those nigerians can strip a garden clean in no time. Not that I know from experience either. But they sure are cute.

Deb said...

You go girl!! Your picket fence is going to look terrific...I'd love to put one around our berry garden.
Your lambs and kids are so cute - everything is so green at your place!

Have a great week ~

ae1501 said...

You've got quite a photographic eye there Ms. Kristie! I'm still waiting for that dictionary! Seriously, my favorite shot is the one of the babies curled up in the bucket.

kristi said...

Tracey,
Some of my "talent" needs help so FWB is going to help next weekend because his racing season starts this weekend so all my project ideas that require some assistance have to work around his race cars:) I can't wait for summer!!

Christy,
I tell them that they are lucky they are cute because oh boy can I cuss up a storm at them, though they are good for stripping down wild rose bushes!

Deb,
I love the look of picket fences and I can't wait to get it up.....so many decorating ideas and planting ideas. The past 2 weeks have really greened up. Tonight there are severe frost warnings up so I have not planted any flowers or veggies yet. I am going to wait till this weekend. Of course while I play with all these lambs:)

Pat in east TN said...

Looks like you've got your work cut out for you, but won't it look nice when you're done, and serve a great purpose too.

Not many days til everyday is yours!!!