Friday, May 18, 2007

The goings on around here...

Yesterday was our 15th anniversary! We are so young still.......NOT! But we're still cute so there you go, and our grey hair just adds to our distinguished features.

I think I may have to change my name to vegetable lady. I've been planting vegetables for the last three days. Finally I have garden space that my actually accomodate our large family. I'm even enjoying being outside everyday working in all my dirt. Shocking isn't it! I'm even kinda having fun doing it. I got a little discouraged yesterday when my four boys, in two different instances, decided they needed to become 'mudmen' and managed to do some damage to two of my gardens. I wasn't a very happy momma. My husband said, "Welcome to the world of farming, you have no control over the kind or size of pests that enter your field!" How true.

So here are my gardens:

The House Garden - strawberries, peas, beans, carrots, lettuce, rhubarb and some cucumbers for eating fresh.

The Flower Garden (in two parts) - you guessed! Peonies, lillies, irises and mums.

The Tree Garden - it houses my new weeping carigana that I got for mother's day, delphiniums, irises, various other little things that I don't know what they are, cucumbers for pickling, parsley, dwarf marigolds and ornamental cabbage

The Cucumber Garden - cucumbers, who knew

The Salsa Garden - tomatoes, peppers, oregan, thyme, basil and some perrenials

The Corn Patch - corn

The Potato Patch - potatoes, rasperries, cherry and apple trees

I also have a few containers for annuals and pretty things.

My gardening days have officially begun! I was pondering why it's so different here than before - gardening and outdoorsy feeling. Maybe it's because there's room to breathe here, room to hear the birds, room to see, room for my kids to roam, I'm not sure exactly but I'm pretty certain it's good.

My big boy is learning how to cultivate, rototill and mow with larger than 'city' machines. He's also managed to get a contract to mow the school yard and make some cash.

What's next...chickens, pigs, cows, who knows....but no more babies, as far as I know! Unlike CWG and who knows who else! We do however have 5 cats, one of which is pregnant, so I guess we are going to have babies. More on the cats later. Lunch time!


Sonya said...

congrats on the gardening...miss you

forgiven4this said...

Wow, it has been a while. Missed reading your amazing blog. Your garden will produce lots of fruit, you should take pics and show us all.


Camille said...

cwg.... lani you predicted it, right? haha!!