Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Day at the Farm...

It's planting time at the farm.

In a few short weeks, we'll be enjoying the fruits of our labors.

In the meantime, we're enjoying sore muscles, tired bodies, and dirty feet.

Come see what's been happening at Jabez Farm...

I just liked this picture. If you've ever seen the movie, "Lord of the Rings", you'll understand when I call this my own "shire".

Look! A Hobbit!

I was trying to make a straight line for the potatoes. If it's not straight, my Mister will tease me.

Because his lines are always perfect.

The Mister decided not to challenge me on the straight line-making. Instead, he went to work on the squash mounds.

After the line was made, (straight, I might add!), we went to work digging the trench.

Then we planted Red Pontiacs and Yellow Finns.

My boys made bean trellises a couple of years ago. From the store, these would've cost about $60 a piece. Made by all 3 members of my own FFA club, the 4 cost a total of $3 using scrap wood that was just laying around.

After we spent the day in the garden, we needed to make a hay run. Even though "the shire" is green, the grass is slow to grow at the moment and the cows are hungry.

This is the barn of my dreams.

It belonged to my husband's grandparents, so he has spent a lot of time in this barn.

Even though I've been in here many times, it still always feels like the first time.

If stanchions could talk...

...maybe they would say, "We're ready"...

...and in a perfect world, "Welcome home".


Kym-Anne said...

What a beautiful 'shire' you have!
It's so green and gorgeous!!

I love your Misters Grandparents barn, down our way someone has converted a big old red barn into a home, its so cute.

Thanks for your support, it means alot to me:)

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Love the all the pictures! Can't wait to see your garden in full bloom!
And please let your boys know that if you ever come to visit I'm putting them to work building one of those trellises for me! :)

Anonymous said...

love those bean teepees! I'm going to try something new this year with my beans. I'll plant them at the base of our corn and let the beans wind themselves up on the corn stalk. I was reading how the Native Americans did it this way. Should be a fun experiment to see how well they do.