Friday, March 4, 2011

No Time For Sitting on the Farm

Okay fellow farmgirls...

I wanted to write a pithy post for my friend Amy @ Farm Friend Friday...where I have met so many wonderful like-minded friends and you should really join us..but the work on the farm is never done and I have to go and get planting...

I have to finish filling our newest raised bed with dirt and compose...oh that is a lot of digging.
If you are wondering what the paper is, well, I line the bottom of the boxes with recycled papers and cardboard--it breaks down and turns into compost.

Finish planting my tomatoes and peppers

Call to get estimates on the broken dual pane window that the lawn guys broke this week...not looking forward to that one.

Plant two David Austen climbers

This one is just for you spy the leaves budding out on our ash tree?  I bet by next week it will be full of leaves. 
Oh spring, come, oh come...

My work is calling me, I'll write more next week, promise...have a great weekend!


  1. Everything is looking great...well besides that window...Hope they are paying for it.

    As you say, no time to sit, I better get back to work.

    Blessings Kelsie

  2. I feel your your window pane.....the same thing happened to us last summer....

    I can't wait to start planting. I might visit the nursery this weekend just to get ideas!

    Ricki Jill

  3. Hello! Thanks so much for stoppin' by my blog and leavin' me a comment on my goat post. I hope it helps your husband in your quest to becoming a dairy maid!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. I can't believe it's so green there! So jealous! Love those adirondack chairs.

  5. Well, of course I'm especially excited about your new addition to the farm (the rose)! Let me know how that goes. Also, just when I'm trying to cut down on my computer time, you tempt me with all of this linking up stuff, and who can resist a few new friends!

  6. Okay, I'm trying not to be super jealous of all the green at your house but it's not working. The tomatoes, the lawn, the trees - so green and beautiful! Makes me curse this darn Wisconsin snow. :)

  7. Wow, wish I could be planting vegetables - but, there are plenty of buds coming up! Aren't the lawn guys insured for such accidents? Love your Adirondak chairs - they're so inviting!

  8. tell me about the above raised beds?
    are they easy to build and what supplies are needed. i have the perfect spot in our backyard and would love to start a garden!!

    p.s. lil nathan must enjoy your music because he is dancing in his chair next to me :0

  9. That looks lovely. We are watching it pour rain here it will be turning to snow by morning. I am looking froward to a nice yard like yours. B

  10. It certainly does look like you've been busy. The raised beds are looking great. I keep thinking I should make one for a strawberry bed or asparagus bed.

  11. Oh how I long to see that green and sunshine you have. So sorry about the window--Ugh!
    Love your raised beds--great idea with the paper and cardboard too. Love climbers--can’t wait to see how these do. Do you have others already ? Your backyard is just amazing :)
    Thanks for joining FFF friend :)

  12. Looks like you're off to a wonderful start!
    We are doing some raised beds this year as well. The snow is finally melting so we can see bare ground again!
    Happy Growing!

  13. Oh gosh I really want some raised beds but we're busy building a house so I doubt I get them this year. Love all the green in your post. We're still dealing with dirty snow :-(
    Your yard looks beautiful. Sorry about the window.

    Cindy Bee

  14. Caroline, I know spring is coming here as the maple trees are forming their leaves... love this time of year and the promise it brings. :)

  15. Hi, I'm new to your blog. Your home and garden is just beautiful!
    Okay silly question from a novice.
    I'm wanting to do a raised bed this year, and I love how you have done wire to keep the critters out......but how do you get to your veggies when they are ready to harvest? Thanks for any advice or tips, or maybe you can direct me to a past link if you have one that will show or explain better.

  16. Hi Emily!

    Those are just sheets of construction mesh and they bend really easy, so it is easy to remove them and then put them back on. I did a post about that last year

    The bed are really easy. I will be don’t a post on making raised bed this week…I have gotten 3 gals wanting to know how just from this post!

    Thank you for finding me!

  17. Your raised bed gardens are so cute!!! I can't wait until mine are snow free!!!!!

  18. YOU are one very
    busy lady....Thank
    you for taking the
    time to leave such
    a sweet wish for my
    girl's b-day! I hope
    you get to cross a
    few of these things
    off your list : )
    Have a lovely week.
    xx Suzanne

  19. So lucky you have spring already. I am envious :) We are having a very wet swampy early spring, but I guess that is better than the snow many others are still getting. Love your pretty pictures, very inspiring. Also love the striped lamp shade on your sidebar. Did you make it?

  20. i want to know how to make a raised bed garden too...please post!
    i want to grow my own veggies this spring/summer!

  21. It's so lovely to see them coming together like this. Which David Austen climbers did you choose? I'm just in the process of buying some new roses for our garden!



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