Monday, April 18, 2011

Preping the Garden!

With Gentleman Farmer home for the week

and a bit of nice weather (finally!),

the garden got its spring tilling!

I just love the smell of the fresh turned earth

and how chocolaty rich and fluffy it is!

My 'garden crew' loves it too!

This is one of the last times this gardening season

they will get to be in to gobble up those

tasty fat earthworms!

Gentleman Farmer brought home some

very nice wooden pallets from work last week,

and fixed me a grand compost bin.

It is situated next to the door of the chicken house.

When I am cleaning out the coop I can simply

fork it out into the bin!

(I will have to take down the deer fencing, but

it shouldn't be too often.)

Almost ready to get those seeds and plants into the garden!

Then we will see about getting that Hen Haus painted!



Amy Kinser said...

Your dirt looks wonderful in your garden. Mine is a soppy mess right now.

My son made me a compost bin out of wooden pallets we picked up at Tractor Supply. Free!!!

Nice visiting with you tonight.

Marqueta (Mar-keet-a) said...

Dear Lady Farmer,

I love the pansy faces, and your dirt looks heavenly! We already have our tomatoes and peppers in, but it's supposed to get down to thirty seven degrees tonight, so I'd better go out and cover!



p.s. Wouldn't it be fun to get your teapot and my soap dispenser and bag together for a photo? :)

Nadine said...

I am so ready to get planting in the garden, but this weather has been so crazy lately! We had snow mixed in with the rain on Sunday morning! Hopefully it will warm up soon and all the little starts can get planted! :)


Cheri said...

We had a compost bin just like that when we lived up north. Sadly we live in 'covenant' land and they are not allowed here.

Enjoy your garden!

Sue said...

It looks like you both have been busy like we have, I too love the smell of fresh tilled soil. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

Dear Raeann,

I just love your posts :) They always bring a smile to my face.

I cannot wait to have our garden tilled but we have rain/snow in the forecast for this weekend. We don;t plant until the last week in May :(

The chicks are so sweet! Sorry I haven't been in touch as often as I would like, things have been so busy and my Mom is visiting until June :)

Praying for you and Gentleman Farmer to have a Blessed Resurrection Day!

Camille said...

Dear Raeann ~ It all looks wonderful! How I *love* spring! You have been very busy...and very productive...what blessings! :)

Many blessings,