Sunday, April 6, 2008

Sunday

Twenty baby Redwood Trees in a temporary tree nursery in our garden. We will replant them as soon as Jerry does some earth moving in front.



This thing is worse than riding a mechanical bull.... (maybe I have done that; in a younger, more foolish time in my life, maybe)


Gettin' er done...

There's a small Church in a nearby town that we went to on Easter. We both like it and have gone each Sunday since. I sure do like friendly, rural, small towns. After Church, we went to the grocery store, checked out an antique shop, then hit the Feed Store. We are being warmly greeted by new neighbors everywhere we go.


We had a quick lunch of tacos at home and then went outdoors to work. (Jerry still doesn't understand the 'day of rest' concept.)


Work will never end here. We thought it would be fun to put in a veggie garden. The garden area had already been created by a previous owner but has been sadly neglected in recent years. There is a 6 foot deer proof fence, an irrigation system, and tiers. Easy enough eh??? Hahahaha.


Jerry has spent several days doing bits of roto-tilling. First he cleared an area for the baby trees. Then started on the vegetable area. We finished up today. I helped. The tiller is a mean machine, it shakes and jumps and jars body parts. I didn't know that. If I had known, I would have made a strong case for supporting our local veggie farmers and not competing by producing our own food. But the tilling is finished. Now all we have to do is wait a few weeks and place little plants in the earth, water and fertilize, and harvest the bounty. Hahahaha. Are you kidding, I know it won't be easy like that, at all.



This is not taken in a local tavern. This is in our house, for goodness sakes.... All we need now are peanut shells on the floor and neon CORONA signs on the wall. Could be a country/western song....

*sigh*

Good night.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY! "A COWBOYS WORK IS NEVER DONE". JUST LOOK AT IT THIS WAY. IT'S ALL FOR YOUR BENEFITS. AND WHAT BETER WHY TO RELAX AFTER A HARD DAYS WORK. IN "YOUR" LOCAL TAVERN. DO YOU HAVE THE "HOME SWEAT HOME" SIGN UP YET? DAVID

Kellan said...

How nice to have a garden. I love homegrown tomatoes and onions, but never had luck with a garden. I like the bar area in your house - very nice.

Thanks for stopping by Kathy - nice to see you. Have a good day - Kellan

Courtney said...

I love the pic of Jerry in your bar. The roto tiller's are killers. I won't use it, good for you though.

Jenn said...

What are you planting this year? A huge garden, or just a few tomato and pepper plants? That soil looks absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! I wish ours looked like that, rather than the hard, clay crap we have.

How cool to be able to plant redwoods! Just think, a century from now they will be HUGE!

Karen Deborah said...

Humm hopefully you won't have to wait a century for your trees. We brought 2 ceders from Paradise Ca and planted them here. They are looking great and being a yankee when I arrived I did not know you don't plant anything close to your house. So one day they may crash through our roof but oh well, they are stayin. I love your cabin. I bought myself one of those spnesive rototillers that's a little wonder. It just shakes my jelly. My husband is the official roto man. I quit with the veggie garden because we grow more bugs than food. I have switched to herbies. I can grow great quantities of basil, and other lovely smelling things that are not consumed by bugs. The fresh herbs flavor my fruit stand purchased veggies enough that the whole shootin match tastes home grown. I won't tell either.
As for the deer fence? Ha HA HA HA
you need a second one of a different height about 4 ft from the first to really keep em out. that trick actually works. Cali also has all those loose escargot all over. we don't have em out here but lordie we have plenty of other critters gone amuck.

lov mom said...

Just how fast do Redwoods grow? I guess you will have enough room for all of them, when they are so big.
Good luck with your garden.I was thinking on buying me one of those small rototillers, maybe not.

I like your bar, need to see more pictures of inside cabin.

Take care xo "Jerry take it easy enjoy some sitdown time"