Monday, August 22, 2011

Getting things done

These are the newly finished beds.
We've had a little spell of nicer ( cooler than 90+ degrees ) weather lately and I've been able to tolerate working in the garden some.  While it hasn't been a banner year for produce from the garden,  we have had plenty of cucumber,  zucchini,  yellow squash and swiss chard.  The tomatoes are finally beginning to ripen.  I don't know what their problem is this year,  but they are ripening in slow motion.   Mike has gotten several more of the raised beds finished and I've begun planting a fall garden,  for the first time since we came to the farm.  It's so much more appealing to think about gardening in cool weather.  Why haven't I thought of that before?  This past weekend I planted broccoli,  brussel sprouts,  kohlrabi, spinach,  kale,  carrots,  celery, and several varieties of lettuce.   I was thinking as I planted,  if all went well,  I'd be harvesting some of those for Thanksgiving dinner this year.

Holly is not impressed with any of this activity.
We've been very focused on preparations for Mike's son's wedding here at the farm and it's now less than seven weeks away.   Amazing how motivated you can get to clean out the garage,  barn ( as much as possible when there are all those animals living there ),  garden shed,  and more,  when you start thinking about all those people who will be here looking at how we live.   I think it's probably a good thing to have a major event here at the farm every 5 or so years,  just to keep us on our toes!

Sorry for the lack of posting lately.  When there is too much activity going on around me,  I find it difficult to settle my brain and focus.  I'm hopeful I'll get back on track this week. 


  1. I'm excited about your fall garden Dianne.

  2. I know what you mean about motivation. When I knew the cable guy would be coming into the house, I had to do some major cleaning - at least in the areas where he would be! ha-ha

    Hope your fall garden does well!