Weekends in the garden

Jason-hammering

The last few weekends have been lovely.

The air has warmed and the sunshine lures us into the garden. It’s lovely watching everything slowly coming back to life after Winter.

Jason-building

Boys-building

Jason has been busy. He has built me three big vegetable garden beds.

And this last weekend he built a compost in the corner of the backyard. Near the chickens and new vegetable beds.

He has also worked out a way to build without me holding the wood.

I’m a bit unreliable because my mind drifts and so does the wood. So we are both thankful for clamps!

Max-helping-build

Teddy-helping-build

Teddy had his own tools and follows Jason around as he works.

While Max comes and goes, as different things in the backyard catch his attention. He is a lad on the move that one!

And Ruby jumps on the trampoline, makes fairies houses and mudpies.

veggie-patch

veggies

With the new vegetable gardens built, I had the itch to fill them straight away.

So far I’ve planted spring onions, snow peas, lettuce, spinach, asparagus spears and artichoke.

And I have a big list of what will come next. Zucchinis, cucumber, capsicum, rhubarb to name a few. The children all have requests too, pumpkin, watermelon. All the big things.

We’ve also extended our strawberry patch along a rock wall and I am hoping some strawberries might even make it inside this year!

I’m thinking of adding one more blueberry bush near the other two. Then I will have a nice little blueberry corner.

Strawberries

Kelly-gardening

You can see more our garden here. And our chickens here.

??? And follow along on Facebook and Instagram to see snippets of our days ???

Blessings, Kelly

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2 Comments

  • Reply Bek @ just for daisy September 9, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Oh Kelly I love seeing this! What great Spring progress!!
    I’m currently at a stand still as my ‘free range’ chooks are a bit of a pain and I need to separate them from the veggie patches!! So I’m trying to decide to I fence the patch or build a run for the chooks… decisions decisions!!!

    • Reply Kelly September 28, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      Oh that is a tricky stage, what did you decide? We have a chook run down the side of the house, so our ladies have a nice good sized run, bordering the veggie patch area.

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