Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What's happening in my little homestead...

Here is an update on our late spring has finally warmed and the pool is in use! Watering has also increased and the children have to water pots and baskets everyday before school starts and the gardens get a deep soaking every second day.

Let's go from worst to best shall we? Remember that wasteland I mentioned? Well, we are still busy with cutting down trees (makes my heart ache!) and clearing bushes. I had hoped to be done by now, but we can only work on it on Sundays. My son spends at least 1hr a day hacking away to remove the one root's his goal for this week. Here is what the left front garden looks like...sad, sad, sad.

Then my herb tower has spiralled out of control...

We use something from here every night.

Chickens are doing well, but we are not getting more than 3 eggs a day, that means 2 are laying on alternate days.

Our first veggie garden is growing corn, tomatoes, onions, carrots, lettuce and strawberries (on the wall). We have rhubarb in the back with some cauli and broccoli.

Our second veggie garden is producing stunning marrows, carrots and spinach...soon will be cucumbers and pumpkins. I just planted some brinjal and chillies out here too.

Then the last area is growing strawberries and self seeded borage. Luckily they do well together.

Underneath my washline and outside the bathroom window we have made a narrow bed which I am using to grow runner beans and tomatoes. Today we found a Cape Chameleon there. This is an encouraging sign.


Lois Evensen said...

Your garden looks wonderful. We are in Fall here, of course, so it is nice to see your images of wonderful things growing in the Spring. :)

grammie g said...

Hi Wendy..the thought of garden plants here right now would be wonderful but the snow shovel will be the next tool I will handle for a while!!
Your garden lay out is great have utilizes your space very well!!
Like a little garden of Eden you have created!!