Saturday, April 16, 2011

Garden Updates

 Several weeks ago, Michael borrowed our neighbor's tractor to plow up our garden area.  We decided for this year we would grow our garden in the traditional rows.  I love the raised bed gardens dearly, but they are expensive and time consuming to get started.  This year we needed cheap and quick to define our garden!  There is also something beautiful about a traditional row garden.  I remember as a child walking through my grandmother's garden, and I loved the flowers even then.  As you can tell by the picture, Missy is still part of our family!
After the garden was plowed, our neighbor then brought his team of horses up to do the rest.  I loved watching the horses work.  There was something very peaceful about the whole procedure.  We then began the planting process.  Unfortunately, our first planting of seeds washed away.  Last weekend, we tried again.  I think we will see success this time.  We are planning on having a huge garden this year.  I heard the CEO of Walmart say that food prices will rise considerably over the next few months.  That was all the incentive I needed to grow a large garden!  Plus, I missed out on the whole garden season last year due to our move. 

grace and peace,
julie

5 comments:

Carmen C. said...

So good to see Missy helping out;) I bet your garden will be awesome, can't wait to see, and I've noticed food prices going up already, a sad sign of the times!

Lynn Bartlett said...

Glad you're back, Julie! I happened to check tonight, and found you active once again! We had snow again yesterday, so we are way behind in getting garden areas ready. Hopefully it will warm up soon. Happy gardening!

TnFullQuiver said...

Carmen,
I spent some time last night going through your blog. First, let me say I wish we were neighbors. I would love to learn all the things you do! Second, I also noticed that your life has been way full over the last few months. Congratulations on getting a daughter in law and a grandbaby soon. I have continued to pray for your son. Have a blessed day!

TnFullQuiver said...

Lynn,
You are more of a woman than I am! I am afraid I would just fall apart with all of that snow of yours. As you know, the snow will go away and you will get a garden out. I wish I could send some of our sunshine and warmth your way! Hope you have a blessed day.
grace and peace,
julie

Carmen C. said...

Julie, thank you for the prayers for my son, he is stationed in Hawaii and loves it there! I think we could have tons of fun if we were neighbors, and I could get my daily Missy fix, lol, and maybe some drooly kisses from her as well!!! So glad your back to posting, your blog is one of my favorites:)