|Helping weed and stack twigs|
The Master Gardener Interns, Me, Pat S., Jo Ann L., and
Kaye M. enjoying coffee and cookies in my dining room
before we toured my garden
|My tomato seedlings finally in the ground|
Looking north at part of the tomato bed which this year is in
the ground; check out the cages Mark built which should hold
the large plants when they are full of tomatoes! The rhubarb
is spectacular this year
This is the finished asparagus bed. If you look closely
you'll see the small skinny asparagus plant ferns - there are
five from last year and 6 new ones I planted this year. It'll be
a couple years before we start enjoying the spears.
My compost pile that should help make the garden
soil richer next spring. We're going to expand it so I
have 2 bins to fill since I have so many beds to enrich.
As you can see, Mark made it from pallets. Works great.
|Highly fragrant David Austin Rose|
Here are a few of the blooms we are enjoying right now! The fragrance of all my roses is wonderful.
The baby chicks are no longer babies and now equivalent to teenagers. They are living with the old Dots and both are struggling living with each other. The older hens are bossy and not so sure they like the young'ns around. So the young pullets move around the yard in a group more for protection than company I believe. It's getting better every day however.
|The 'baby' chicks are big, huh? They are buddies|
The black/white pullets are French Marans &
the light colored brownish pullets are Easter Eggers
Here they are up and eating, even the leaves
on the trees
We had special friends from South Dakota, Sandy and Rick, stop by for a visit this afternoon on their way home. We had lunch and a wonderful visit. We had such fun touring the ranch and visiting that I didn't think to take a picture. Well, I have the memories which are even better.
Hope you had a lovely day,
P.S. Today is my late Mother's birthday. Interesting how that date never leaves the consciousness. I am having lovely thoughts about her today.