These Gnomes look like they are plotting something.
4/19 - This is not what mid-April is supposed to look like here!!!
4/19 - Mom replaced her flowers in this bed with strawberry plants.
4/20 - Seedlings coming up in my warm office.
4/26 - Mom's tulips are all up and beautiful.
4/26 - The gardens are in serious need of tilling but it is still to wet. We got the cane berries trained.
4/26 - John also got the raspberries cleaned up.
5/6 - Tomato seedlings potted and in the greenhouse.
5/7 - Used the brush mower to knock down the winter's overgrowth.
5/8 - Although the ground is still pretty wet and too heavy, I couldn't wait any longer. I got a first pass at tilling done.
5/15 - Kitchen Garden Facing Northeast. Got a second pass done.
5/15 - Facing Southeast. The ground was still too wet to get the tractor out into but I needed to get the soil tilled. Did it with the TroyBilt.
5/15 - Facing Southwest. New seedhouse / barn going up in the background.
5/24 - Mom & Dad cleaning up a dahlia bed along a new road.
5/24 - The bed all done. Shortly after this picture was taken, we had gully washer rain storms. The ground is now really saturated again. Not sure when I will be able to till.
5/24 - John took an opportunity during a break in the rain to string trim around the farm.
5/16 - Mom's new planting of strawberries are blooming
5/29 - In spite of the poor cold and wet weather we have been having, tomato plants are growing - slowly.
5/31 - Another pass at tilling. Center "avenue" cleared and started spreading chips. Hay is getting ripe but weather is still to wet. New seedhouse / barn is progressing along.
6/1 - Facing SW showing what was completed the day before.
6/3 - Yesterday it was dry (even though the ground is still very saturated). I got the south half of the garden tilled while John worked on paths. It is raining again today. We plan on planting tomorrow. Very late this year.
10/25 - Season is at an end after several frosts and one hard freeze.
10/25 - Garden Cleanup Begins.
10/25 - Six of us, all relatives, worked
for about five hours and got the garden all cleaned up. I was able
to get a few more tomatoes harvested for seed and then we got plants
out, a compost file built,
10/28 - Unusually beautiful weather allowed me to get out in the field
and get it tilled up.