Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Garden rewards

Although I have taken on a full time job...........which I love...............and by the end of my shift I have found myself exhausted at times...............
I have still managed to stay on top of my gardening and to get the things taken care of that I need to do in it. This weekend I was able to harvest the radishes I had planted! They are a little smaller than the ones I buy in town, but they taste wonderful!
These radish seeds came from Hometown seeds, in a survival package they sent to me. I have to say that these seeds are wonderful! They all sprouted when the instructions on them have said they would and the plants seem very healthy. This weekend I planted the last of the packages. I planted Kentucky Wonder Beans and Sweet Corn. I planted squash, zucchini, tomato, pepper and cucumber last week in containers in the greenhouse. The cucumbers have already sprouted and I will transplant them to the garden in about a couple of weeks or so. I have never had much luck with corn. In the early stages of the plant, the large moths that live in this area , lay their eggs inside of the stalks. The larvae, when hatched, them eat on the new corn. What the worms do not get, the birds destroy. So I am anxious to see how this turns out this year. All together, I have been very pleased with this seed company. They send such a great amount in the packages, that I still have so much seed left for future planting, and it looks like I might have a wonderful harvest from their seeds.

Friday, April 16, 2010

All around me, in the area where I live, there are fresh plowed wait..............for cotton or grain to be planted. I love to see how these fields seem to stretch on.....forever.
Here in my little "farm" my garden is taking off with new sprouts of beets, cabbage, radishes, onion, carrots, peas, and spinach..........and a few more things on the way.

Inside the green house the pumpkin seeds I have planted have all begun to sprout.
I plan to plant these plants in late May.

I planted two different types of pumpkin this year and several varieties of decorative gourds.
I love to grow pumpkins and gourds. Their leaves are big and beautiful and it's exciting to see how big a pumpkin might get to be. I have made an announcement to all family and friends that I will live to be 105 and will be selling my pumpkins in a little stand by the road.........along with apples...........from my some day orchard............
It's the best kind of dream me.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wildflowers of the Prairie

I cook at a small diner from 6:30 in the morning until 2:00 in the day. After work, I still have enough day time left to enjoy walking with Sophie, (my dog) and my life's sweetie, my husband. Last week, we went looking for meteorites, (didn't find any), but found some pretty rocks instead. Today, we walked the grounds and discovered that the Blue Bonnets I planted last fall have started coming up and blooming. There are several wildflowers that naturally grow here on the prairie farm grounds.........Indian Blanket , Ox-eyed Daisy, and Prairie Aster, to just name a few. However, Blue Bonnet has not been growing on these grounds..................the reason I planted seed last fall. Farther along in South Texas, Blue Bonnet covers fields and acres............a blue ocean of petals to be seen far and wide. Many Texas artists paint pictures of this beautiful sight. Hopefully, the Blue Bonnets I have planted will go to seed and start multiplying in the same way. I would love to see a photo of my farm, surrounded by a field of Blue Bonnets.

"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:1