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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Ready, Set, Garden

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Our spring has been a long time coming but we waited.
The landscape rake raked mud instead of rocks., so we waited... 
 until finally, on this gorgeous patriotic weekend of warmth and opportunity, we finally were able to pick the rock out of the mud, make row after row in the largest of our gardens, what we call
The Half-Acre Garden.
 The pumpkins, the gourds, and 
 the potatoes are in the ground.
 One of our vegetable gardens, the one I call ' mine,' has a new fence of cedar support poles for strong wire fencing.
 My 'dear' has earned his PHD as the best Post Hole Digger,
thanks to a piece of hard working equipment on a 3-point hitch.
 A few of the Grandloves planted the onions for me so there
was one more important thing that needed to be done.
 Tools and supplies were gathered and an afternoon to spare 
while it rained one of those gentle ' garden rains ' we all love.
 My dear was wondering what was spinning in my head
' this time.'
 Hinges were required~the rustier the better.
 The garden gate is complete~
well, almost!
 Three things still are needed.
The ' center-piece ' needs red paint so I can see it from the house.
It also will need invisible fencing to the ground on the back side of the gate, so the masked raccoon cannot eat my corn!
and, it needs to weather with the posts before I seal it.
All I need to do now is to plant my beautifully gated garden.
Thanks to my ' dear ' for helping me build this gem.

So it went over our weekend~
YOU?  How did you spend the warmth of the days?


jack69 said...

beautiful entry. Glad Spring is finally up there. I did get a smile out of Bill's PHD. I knew he was a smart dude. (He had to be huh? to find you!).
Things are looking good (and like work) way up there.
Love the entry and great pic's.

Dicky Bird said...

Looks super! I was happy to have help plant my garden as well. It goes so much faster! I hoe, Anna filled row, I covered back up. Love the center gate! Will look nice red!

Cher' Shots said...

Your garden looks great! Love the gate and can't wait to see it finished. Bugs have been horrid so my planting plans are taking longer than I hoped for. Good thing we're retired :)
'love & hugs from afar'

Kellie said...

Love that garden gate! Wonderful that your grandloves like to help you out in the garden and YAY for a P.H.D. Hubby :)

Shug said...

This is what I call farming...I like my gardens and everything around to be neat and clean....NO weeds and junk. I'd like gardening your way.

Susan said...

Truly great. I love your garden and the gate and how your grandloves helped you with the planting. A beautiful post :D)

TexWisGirl said...

oh, you should link to good fences with this! for that really IS a good fence! love the gate! and phd! :)

Dee said...

I am enjoying the insights to farming through our postings....

Chatty Crone said...

Someone couldn't buy the life you have.
Where do those rocks come from?
PHD - I love that.
The seed packets were so cute.
The kids helped.
All is right.

Bonnie K said...

All I can say is WOW! Can you guys come fence my orchard? Please? What a great job. I can't wait to see your garden grow.