It’s baling hay time!
The freshly cut field.
Robins were everywhere while I was taking pictures.
We have been taking on more of the responsibility of getting the hay baled this year to help lighten up Dad’s workload. (Actually I should specify that it is only Elaine and Matthew who are helping. I am very grateful that they do not need me to help with the
hot, sticky, sweaty, dirty very rewarding experience of baling.) It seems only a short time ago that we were running along with the wagon playing while Mom, Dad, and Jason baled. How things have changed.
My not so little brother.
Elaine and Matthew work so well together.
I finally got a picture of Matthew snagging a bale.
This photo turned out interesting. I did not realize I caught that bird in there.
We had to replace a few of our tomatoes and peppers that were hit by the cold spell that we had a couple of weeks ago, and planted all of our hot peppers.
The garlic and onions are doing well. The garlic should be sending up scapes soon. Yah! And the onions are big enough we can start thinning them to use in cooking and salads.
Basil was another plant that we replaced because the cold was just too much for it. We are always so anxious to get things planted and growing that some times we get a few things out a little too early. Normally the protection that we provide when the weather is predicting a cold night is enough to get the warm weather plants through, but we had it exceptionally cold and very little warming during the day to help store up more heat for the next cold evening.
The herb bed has been flourishing! Especially the mint.
In the raised beds we have planted: garlic, peppers, spinach, rosemary, and beets. The bed on the left we have cabbage and cauliflower. Our fence is to keep out our wonderful sweet cat who likes to tear holes in our protective covering and crawl inside because it is a nice cozy shelter in there. (She is really a sweet cat and we love her. Just not when she messes with our garden).
Come strawberries, come.
We are so grateful that the asparagus came up so nicely this year. Now we just have to wait two more years until we can actually harvest some.
This is where our peas are planted. As you can tell from the picture, I think we are growing more weeds, volunteer potatoes, and dill than actual peas.
We are getting ready to schedule lambs for the processor. Check out our lamb page to get all the details on ordering and processing.