Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A Clearing in the Garden

It's work time in the garden!
We had unusually high temperatures, reaching mid 70's
Saturday with no rain or snow expected until 
that night, so we took advantage of the break.

We are clearing an area by the garden for our
bees which we will get in April.  I will post
more about that later.

My husband raked the area around the garden 
using his tractor and then we had to pick up all the rocks
that were turned over.  We piled them into the 
four wheeler trailer- this is just the beginning- more
and more came to the surface as he made additional passes.

We should name our place LottaRock since
that's what we have lots of.  It brings a song to mind:

Corn won't grow at all on Rocky Top
Dirt's too rocky by far
That's why all the folks on Rocky Top
Get their corn from a jar

We have a lot on our plate with the bees, fencing the garden
against the deer plus creating new flower and herb beds
for the bees to enjoy.


Gorges Smythe said...

Ah, the deer. I gave up gardening because of them, and I can't afford a good fence. Maybe I can build one of poles.

LindaG said...

Wish my hubby would just rake. He insists on tilling.
Have a blessed week, Kathy.

Manny said...

It's been spring like here in NYC too. My mother has been out there trying to clean the garden up.


What a busy exciting time! What great temperatures you are having.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Gorges- we strung fishing line between T Posts about deer chest height, they could not see it and it spooked them. Unfortunately I couldn't see it either and would break it from time to time. When it was down, the deer came in for a nice lunch!

Linda- we do till where grasses and the like have grown inside the garden bed.

Manny- 75 and Sunburned on Saturday, Six inches of snow on Wednesday!

Dolly- yes, lots going on now.

Manny said...

"Manny- 75 and Sunburned on Saturday, Six inches of snow on Wednesday!"

Oh wow!

Powell River Books said...

That's some heavy duty garden preparation! - Margy