Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A little bit of yard work and some gardening!

It's that time of the year when I go through the yard with my hubby and tell him all the stuff I want done. This year it's cutting down two dead pine trees. Here is a picture of the second one that we just pushed over because it didn't want to go in the right direction not to mention that being the stubborn tree that it was tried to eat the chain saw as well.

But that is not all that I have been working on. I decided that this year I was going to can, pickle and store whatever vegetables that I can because food is just way to damn expensive and I am a cheep ass that would rather work for a lot of food than go buy a little bit of food.

So, here are some pictures of two gardens all on our .6 acre property.

The picture above is one of the two gardens so far. Here I have planted 34 tomatoe plants. 8 Big boys and 4 cherry tomato plants for us to eat. 24 Roma and la roma tomato for canning and making salsa, 8 rows of green and yellow wax beans, 2 rows of beets, a 3sq ft section of dill, and 4 rows of lettuce. This section is about 1100 sq ft.

The picture above is another section of garden that is about 500sq ft and has 4 rows of onions, 4 rows of various peppers from habinero's to sweet bells, 4 broccoli plants and some lettuce.

The above pic is of the section of our property that is going to have my cuccumbers that hopefully by the end of today will be tilled and planted. We'll have to see if the weather continues to cooperate with us.

I also have long neck yellow squash, zucchini and sweet potatoes that will have to go somewhere as well but that will have to wait just a little bit because the tree has to get all cut up and then inbetween the tree stumps will be where these go. But I still have my mom's garden to plant and I may take some of these out to here place to plant. I haven't decided yet what I'm going to do.

Well, that's what I have been doing since Monday morning and I have to say that my hands are killing me and I just want a magic wand to magically make it all happen and to kill all the potential weeds that may think they have to grow in my garden.

No off to do some laundry.