*Warning--long picture post ahead!
Mom, Jacob and I spent all afternoon working on it (plus, Jacob and I worked in the garden yesterday) and it's now such a good feeling to know that's done and we can now sit back and watch things grow. Oh wait, there are always those weeds that need pulling or hoeing too, but that won't be for a few days, hopefully.
And now, for the pictures! The following are from today, until you get a ways down, where it switches to the post I was working on last night with pictures from yesterday. :)
Anyway, here's Jacob tilling:
Watering what's already been planted:
Mother, transplanting peppers (Jalapenos and Sweet Bell) and cabbages:
Some of the tomatoes we planted today (with a bed of cabbages on the left and potatoes on the right side:) Mother learned the trick of planting tomato plants in the middle of tires many years ago, as tomatoes love heat and the black tires help draw and keep the warmth by the plant. Plus, the tires keep the tomatoes off of the ground...
Jacob, putting the extremely handy garden-seeder away for the year! :)
While digging out tomato cages for the tomatoes we ran out of tires for, I also got out my bird bath and put it in the place I'd saved especially for it in my garden: I haven't told you yet about my "Different" garden this year... I've wanted to try this design for several years, but just never have, until this year, when I planted my dream ROUND GARDEN! If you look closely at the bottom, left side of the above picture, you can see the corn and beans coming up around the outside circle of my garden.... Because the space I have my garden in is square, I planted a mix of many flowers in the corners that are around my circle. :) (I hope that makes sense... It's a little confusing, I'm afraid!)
While we were hard at work, this is what Lady was up to:
She wanted to join us in the garden, but listened to our sincere "No"s and stayed away.
Mother took this picture of me by our big, flowering bush: (Does anyone know what this "Bush" is called?)
Once the garden was done, Mom and I planted some special flowers in the brake-drum pots we have out front:
We planted these interesting purple/blue flowers (of which I can not remember the strange name of currently) in the middle of the pots...
...and then put the smaller, special pink flowers around the sides... Want to guess what these flowers are called?
It says on the label: "Cora Mix", which is why I especially like them. :)
This, ground up is for...
...these! They are growing so much and, pretty soon, we'll be able to tell which of these are for egg-layin' and which are for eatin'...
Here's our patriotic kitty--with his flag in the air:
This little kitty is one of the more friendly ones who likes to come in the barn when I'm milking and try to crawl in the bucket of milk! Oh, speaking of milking, when I was sitting beside Sally tonight, squirting out the milk in big gushes, I felt her calf frolicking around inside of her! It kept bumping me in the shoulder. :)
This was Dad coming in the yard--done seeding over here--hooray! He and Andrew moved over to the other land we farm today and worked until almost dark.
Our front flower bed--in need of a weeding, but still looking pretty with the different varieties of flowers...
Boys and bikes:
I was so excited the other day to see that the "Old Fashioned White Bleeding Heart" I'd planted 3 years ago has finally begun to bloom!!!
The guys fixing a tire in their busy shop... (Does anyone happen to know if it was National Red Shirt day yesterday?)
The grass seed that I planted earlier this spring (to fill in areas that needed help) is coming up nicely now! How exciting new life is--even when it's "Just" grass.