I want to take a moment to say thank you to two dear friends for the lovely Valentine's Day gifts. I'm not going to mention their names, they know who they are.
Bulldog Man and I measured an area out back on the property, for setting up our first vegetable/fruit garden at our new place. We decided to measure out 35 feet in width by 110 feet in length and clear out the grass with the tractor by skimming the ground. Next we'll bring in several truck loads of potting soil and compost mixture, and add wood chips. We will need to till the soil all together before planting seeds. We’ve decided to start small, and gradually add more to the garden over the next couple of years.
In order to get the garden moving, we’ll also need to purchase additional feed lot panels, more chicken wire, bird netting, t-posts, clips, PVC pipe, staples, and 2x4's, to use for securing our garden against the wildlife hanging around on the property.
I've already received the vegetable seeds ordered from Baker Creek and can’t wait to get them in the ground. I also picked up from the local farm store, several organic onion slips, asparagus slips, and potato seeds for planting.
The weather hasn’t been very conducive; once again it’s taken a nose dive. We're back to freezing temperatures with rain, sleet, and ice. This has basically slowed the garden preparation process down to a very slow crawl......in a mud pit. It's just too muddy to get any of the equipment in the garden area to work. We’re expecting the same type of weather tomorrow as well. I won't complain too much about the moisture, we really need it to help prevent the wild fires.
How are things in your neck of the woods?