Friday, June 7, 2013

:: Gardens, Fences and Nefarious Squirrel Activity ::

 Check out this lettuce...


 I thought I'd give you a little peek on how the  hugelkultur bed is growing now that the temps are finally starting to rise. I don't know what it is with the weather this year...but we've barely had any night temps in the 70's yet... makes for cooler days.  I'm not complaining...but let me tell you it makes it hard to follow along for the novice gardener! :)

You can click here and here for other posts on this particular bed and my first experience with the hugelkultur! here , here and here

 These are our peas...they are really starting to take off. I'm excited about this and our green beans, not pictured.  This is our 3rd year of gardening...and we've not had success with either.  So, yeah...I'm excited.

I let them climb the little fencing it makes a perfect trellis.  I drilled holes in the top edge of the bed boxes and just poked the fence into the holes.  (...no exact measurements...we just eyeballed it) 


I must say... I've never put much stock in these little fences from the Dollar General stores...but Elaine at Sunny Simple Life used them in her garden and it deterred her chickens from scratching in her beds and pots.  So I decided to get some... They work!  it keeps the chickens OUT! 

Now if it would just keep the dog out!!! 


 These are our cucumbers... little tiny...but I just spotted this one yesterday morning. Yay! cukes!!



This is not in the same bed...but our tomatoes are finally getting some blooms on them... I started these from seed. I had them all marked...I don't know why I bother really, because it never fails, my markers either get toppled or rearranged.... :/    So these are either Early Girls or Big Boys ! 
If I get some soon...it will be the first year we get tomatoes AND lettuce at the same time. 
I'll get to have a real BONAFIDE SALAD!  home grown of course. :)


This is my wisteria... if you remember...we had a frost and this bush was loaded with flowers. Usually the bumble bees (BIG AS MY THUMB) are all over this thing when it blooms. Well, we lost all the flowers.  Not the bush.  Since the weather has been mild...we've had sporadic blooms come and go. My grand-daughter, Bree took this photo... 


What's this? Nefarious Squirrel Activity? 
This little squirrel is being sneaky... you see what's in the corner of this picture right?


 yep... I guess Rocky was thirsty!  "Rocky" that's code for squirrel; and all rabbits are "Petey".... 

"Rocky" on deck!  Though, not really nefarious...definitely sneaky!

Hope you're having a great week so far and enjoying gardening, weather and outdoor fun! 





Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father, which is in heaven.  Matthew 5:16

 

7 comments:

retrorevival.biz said...

Your garden's looking great! I'm sure you're going to grow some tasty veggies this season.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Garden looks good! About the squirrel in the pool, there has to be a good side to this. I think you ought to teach him to use floaties and maybe even put him in one of those remote control boats. You could sew a little hat and maybe some Bermuda shorts for him. Get some photos and a little video. It will make for a great blog post.

Kristina said...

I used that same cheap, dollar store fencing along my veggie and herb gardens last year. It worked, but I had to re-use the fencing for cucumber mounds this year. I still have it around my herbs though. However, the chickens are getting into my front flower beds now. Hmpf.

Revi said...

Pat, you may be a country girl with a plan to lead a simple life, but you're the only blogger I know who ever used the word nefarious. :) Love it.
-Revi

NanaDiana said...

Your garden looks wonderful! I think Rocky wants swimming lessons! lol xo Diana

The Boston Lady said...

Your garden is looking good Pat and the fact that you may have all the incredients of a salad - all at once makes my head spin!

Tell Rocky not to take a swim please! Ann

daisy said...

You are growin' up a storm! Enjoy your cooler days, they may not last much longer! ;0)