Friday, May 23, 2008

Garden Update

We are very happy to have good neighbors here where we are. Ed, who is also Olivia's uncle, came down the other day with his tractor and said he heard that we needed someone to plow up some ground to plant corn. Not only did he plow for us free of charge but went home and put the disc on the tractor and brought it back and said for me to use it as long as I need. This was really my first time using a tractor ( had driven some around some ) and man it was great. I love that thing. The kids got on for pictures too. The tractor was not running while the kids where on. Got a pretty nice spot ready to plant corn this weekend. We are going to raise for ourselves and the stock, cows, chickens and goats.
Savannah taking her turn on the tractor.
Now Katie Bugs turn to make a round or two.

Me and my little house dog Honey Girl just crusin around the farm. She loves to ride. Man I am looking old. I guess it beats having the groundhogs bringing your mail though.

Katie Bug wanted to play in all the nice dirt. She and I will be planting corn other the next few days.


hillbilly2be said...

Nice pictures! Great idea to raise some of your feed... I haven't gotten that far yet, although the chickens mostly forage now that summer is here. Looks like you all enjoyed the tractor... it's been quite a few years since I've driven one.

Oh, BTW, I love "Sir Loin" - great name. :)


The Scavenger said...

Thanks Ron, Food production is at the top of the list around here these days, with the cost of everything going through the roof, it is another move I am taking to secure my familys future. Planted 10 rows of corn so far, more to plant in a few days. We will be planting pole beans and squash in the rows also when the corn gets about a foot high. Beans will grow up the corn stalk (adding nitrogen too) and the squash will be great ground cover. The Indians called this planting the 3 Sisters, all 3 are related to the others well being.

P.S. Sir. Loin is doing great.