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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Alas !!!

 Wow, I've been gone a long time from blogging...
but I'm back.  I've missed you.  I've read when I could but have seldom commented.  For that, I'm sorry.
It's good to see a sunrise with you again.  and sunsets.
Both of these were taken out of my windows.
The 1/2 acre garden in the first photo is of our pumpkin/potato/squash/gourd patch.  Last fall we fell hard to a severe hail storm that destroyed all the crops of our 3 gardens.  We do not give up easily.  We already have replanted the pumpkins, 840-some seeds, to be close in count.  We also have 5 -100 ft. rows of potatoes in the ground, Yukons, German Butterballs, Viking Purples,and Pontiac Reds.  We pray for a good year.  There will be a couple rows of squash, Butternut and Buttercups...
Come this fall and help yourselves to the pick of the crop.
There will be a wagon full at a time...and then some.

To keep occupied this spring, however, Bill had planted a little garden in the basement of tomatoes, peppers, cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, cantaloupe, and more tomatoes, and more tomatoes, tomatoes coming out of our ears....
I started a few flowers, Allysum, Wave Petunia and Flax.

I've missed you all.  Tell me again, what you've been up to.
I shall return...did I say I missed you???

Stay Safe, travel safe with the summer vacationer traffic, and pray for good weather.


jack69 said...

You guys are such a joy, I know you are busy. I cannot imagine tending to a crop that size. I did cry at the hail damage. I just had some 'bad' grape tomatoes, We are in the mountains hoping for a road side stand for some GREAT FRESH VEGGIES.
YOur garden story makes me want GOOD veggies.

Love and prayers for a great harvest this year. Looking forward to a great pumpkin wagon or display.
Hugs to YOU and Brother Bill!

jack69 said...

PS: Beautiful pictures as usual and the sunrise is a FIRE, gorgeous

George said...

Dars, that is an incredibly huge endeavor. Don't see how you can keep up with it. But keep on gardening.

Chatty Crone said...

You know I think you and your wonderful garden are AWESOME! I can't believe the hard work that it entails to do it - you two are amazing.

E.C. said...

Your gardening talents are amazing.
It's great to see you posting again. I've been on break awhile myself.
I look forward to hearing about the progress of your gardens and seeing lots of photos of them.

Shug said...

Have certainly missed you....glad you are back!! Let me give you a hug! (hug)
weather is so harsh at times....hopefully this will be an easy year for farming and gardening...
hugs again!