Saturday, March 28, 2015

Better Than Miracle Grow



Dear Hubby made me a sifting box for my compost.  LOVE!!!  I have been using it with compost from the chicken run.  Last fall I dumped several wheelbarrow loads of cow manure from the barn into the run.  The chickens and snow spent the winter breaking it down for me.


After sifting it, I have a nice load of compost.  This load is bound for a new flower bed.


We have to come up with numerous ways to use our never ending supply of manure.  A manure spreader purchased last summer, makes it super easy to disperse in the soon-to-be-planted hay field.
 
Have I ever said how much I love manure? (That was a sentence I never thought I'd say.)  It's way better than Miracle Grow.



Tuesday, March 24, 2015

An Early Start to the Garden

The 2015 garden is officially in full swing!

I started most of my seeds indoors, mid-February.  However, this weekend was beautiful, and I couldn't help myself.


It started innocently with preparing the area for spinach.  Then I decided, why not go ahead and plant?  


Before I knew it, I had planted 4 types of lettuce, 2 types of peas, and 2 types of carrots.  We are supposed to have a dusting of snow this week.  I hope so, that has worked perfectly for me the last few years.

Meanwhile, fast growing seedlings are crowding under grow lights waiting for their turn.

Oh Spring... how I've missed you!

"For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land."  Song of Solomon 2:11-12



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