I am seeing so many blogs having updates on their garden progress. I want to share with you what we have chosen to do this year.
For the past few years our boys have really enjoyed going to our local farmers market. They have talked to us about the business side of it, and want to contribute to that. So in an effort to help their endeavors, we planted two gardens this year. We are hoping that the second garden will be for them to sell at the farmer's market. Mostly in that garden is a lot of corn, and potatoes.
In our other garden are plants that will be processed for our family to eat. We have potatoes, green beans, tomatoes, green peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, banana peppers, strawberries, and zinnia flowers for decoration. One of our favorite things to do in the summer is work in the garden. It brings so much satisfaction to see the fruit of your labor. Or in this case, vegetables :)
Our boys all take turns watering the garden each evening if we've not had any rain.
Our weather is looking good for the garden this week. 84 and raining for about the next 6 days or so. Every time it rains, our trees and garden looks so much more green than the day before. Ohh how I love this time of year!
The grass is growing so fast! I have been mowing it with our push mower, and our oldest son who is 9 helps me with the weedeating. However, with so much land this is proving to be quite the task to keep up with. Every other evening we are mowing or weedeating some area on the property. I was sure thankful to see the rain for the next week so we can get a little rest for now. I'm sure when this rain is over, we will surely have our work cut out for us.
I hope your getting some rain where you are so your not watering so much.
Rain is always a blessing and a curse.