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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

 April 27, 2021

Finally finished our first round of mowing, and it’s onward to some dirt work in the fields.

There are some voids in the soil, and some run off areas that need some fill, so we will be working on that the remainder of the week.

The new garden beds are working great, so I am including photos of the set up that we used.

We have 6 water troughs total, and if they do well this year, I will probably add more next year.

We put rocks around the drain and then added large limbs, sticks and wood chunks at the bottom.  The next layer was dirt mixed with cow manure.  The next layer was mulch leaves, hay and compost from last year.  The next layer was our red dirt, and the final layer was horse poo from last summer.  

We then installed the cages for compost, like a key hole garden, but in an oval trough.

I used the wire mesh, and made them the size to match the metal pie pans for lids.
Have a great week everyone!

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

 April 20, 2021

Just mowing, and tractor seat sitting!

Some garden updates!

the first blossom of the tomatoes!

Sugar snap peas are popping!

The Gracie Beans are popping too!

Celery is looking good!

Now let’s see how we get through the coming freeze!  Hope y’all have a great week!

Monday, April 19, 2021

 April 19, 2021

Our north acreage is overdue for mowing.  The house you see is not ours.  It is an empty house next to our property.  The new bush hog attachment is working so much better than our old one, for which the tractor driver is very happy!

That’s about the excitement up here on the ridge!  Have a good week everyone!

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

 April 14, 2021

It finally arrived, and I couldn’t be happier!

We have city water and the chlorine is horrible.  We used a Brita filter for years, which needed to have the filters changed from time to time.  We had been looking at the Berkey water filters for awhile, and finally had the means to purchase.  I honestly am so happy, and the water tastes great!

Friday, April 9, 2021

 April 9, 2021

The tractor is tuned up, and ready for the summer projects.  The first mow of 2021!  Feels awesome to be back in the tractor seat!

Have a terrific weekend y’all!

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

 April 7, 2021

The mornings have been beautiful and in the 50’s.  The afternoons have been in the low 70’s, with just slight breezes. Perfect weather for the ridge, and working in the garden!  We will have garden updates very soon!  

Saucer Magnolia is striking !

Over wintered turnips from the garden!  Imagine my surprise at these beauties!

Have a wonderful week, y’all!