Monday, February 28, 2011

2011 Garden

 So, here it is, our 2011 garden space.  Yes, you will notice it was the foundation of a house and we are using cement blocks from said house.  : )  The picture above is where we will put our strawberries (back plot) and perrenial herbs (front plot). 
 This is an overview of the garden.  4 main garden plots, a small square plot in the back right corner and the strawberry and herb plot directly in front of me.
 The garlic up close.  I can't wait.  Yum!  They are definitely looking better after a little rain.
 Close-up of garlic.
 Close-up of main beds and garlic.
 Love that new dirt color.  The house in the background is where we live and then if you look at the step up from the garden, that slab of cement will be where the greenhouse will go.  Our landlord is building it. : )
Another view of the strawberry and herb plot.  We are so excited, as is Wayne, our landlord, he built most of the garden and is putting in the fence around it, I think the fencing will be complete once we get all the dirt in.  We need to keep the neighborhood kitties from going potty in what they think are litter boxes. : )

Monday, February 14, 2011

Meal Planning

I thought, well we grow food, now its time to plan out a meal plan each month.  This might make life really easy and I was reading the Keeper of the Home Blog and came upon the Plan To Eat meal planner.  I was thinking wow, this might make life a little more easy.  It saves your recipes and tells you what you need to buy to make these recipes and seems like a cool life saver.  Then I saw that there was a giveaway.  Shoot, I would love to win a year subscription. 

The giveaway is here.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Seed Ordering Time!!!

Ok, it might be getting a tad bit late, but that is how life is going lately.  I'm ordering from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, since now I live in the South and of course, there are collard greens on my list.  LOL!

Here it is:
Catskill Brussel Sprouts
Early Flat Dutch Cabbage
Erlene's Green and Mississippi Brown Cotton - I gotta try it, lol.
Rosita Eggplant
Green Glaze Collards
Vates Kale
Texas Early Grano Onions
Cascadia Snap Peas
Dark Green Zucchini
Baby Butternut and Waltham Butternut Squash
Small Sugar Pumpkins
Arkansas Traveler
Big Rainbow
Sugar Cherry
Amish Paste
Roma VF, Virginia Select
Long Keeper

Wild Bergamot
Lemon Balm
Globe Amaranth (Mixed Colors)
Love in a Mist

Scarlet Flax
Red Clover
Winter Rye
Millet (the bird's gotta eat)

I think that's it.  I'm really excited and I was just outside and my landlord is getting the spot ready for putting up the greenhouse.  It's going to be great, besides all of the winter sowing I will be doing.  : )

What  is y'all's favorite seed company?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Still No Name. LOL!

He ran and ran and ran around the goat shelter for like an hour.  At one point he stopped and was huffing and puffing.  He is such a cutie and loves to be pet.  We really need to get some more pallets and make a play gym for him.  Mama is quite protective too.  He runs off and she starts freaking out and then starts nickering at him if he gets too close to me or Marley goat.  Such a good mama.