Friday, April 17, 2015

If Rain Drops Were Dollars I'd Be A Billionaire!

We've had rain most every day for more than a week.  We have not planted anything else since we planted the green beans, yellow squash, zucchini and cucumbers last week.  

We have some tomatoes we bought to put out.  Also, four varieties of peppers.  We can't do it until the ground is a little less soggy.

I planted three varieties of tomatoes a few weeks ago.  Today I transplanted them to Styrofoam cups to grow a little more.  These will be our later tomatoes.  I hope.

I plan to plant some Jelly Bean tomato seeds and some Marianna's Conflict tomorrow if at all possible.  They will be our even later tomatoes. 

We put out tomato plants several times during the spring and summer.

Nothing much is going on around Hunny Bunny Haven.  Just trying to stay dry.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Spring Has Come Again!!!!!

The world is green again!!!!  The trees have leafed out, the grass is green, flowers are blooming and we're planting vegetables.

This year we have two of our raised beds filled with cardboard and leaves.  These two beds will lay out this summer so the leaves and cardboard can compost.  Maybe, they will be ready for fall/winter planting.  If not then by next spring.

We have planted three varieties of green beans.  We planted them on the fence in the edge of our yard.  There are some Rattlesnake beans, TN Greasy beans and Yard Long beans planted so they'll run on the fence.  They're also planted in the front yard in the flower bed. 

We also planted yellow squash and two varieties of zucchini.  They're in the flower bed too. 

There's a raised bed waiting to be planted with Louisiana Purple beans.  I know it sounds like we will be overrun with green beans but we are completely out.  None, Nada, Nil.  So I'm planting green beans in most every corner I can find.

William has a row about ready on the west side of the yard to plant butterbeans (aka lima beans).  We haven't planted butterbeans in a long time.  I hope we have a good couple of rows and I can freeze some for the winter.

It would be nice if we had an area to plant field peas.  We have either bought or our oldest daughter has given us any peas that we've had in the last several years.  

Buying vegetables gets expensive and I don't like to take what the daughter and son-in-law have worked hard to raise. 

I'm looking forward to the fresh veggies.  There's just nothing any better than sitting down to a meal with fresh vegetables from my garden and meat we have raised.

I am looking forward to posting pictures so as to share what we are growing.  Thank you for coming by and please come again. 


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wintertime Dreaming.

I got a new heirloom seed catalog and two new poultry catalogs in the last week.  Now is the time to start planning and dreaming about springtime. 

I have some Speckled Sussex, Americanas and Cuckoo Morans picked out to raise for eggs.  Then we will order twenty-five for the freezer as well. 

Once we get the twenty-five fed out and in the freezer I want to order 25 more to grow out and get in the freezer before next fall.  That should give us enough chicken for a while.  I will cut the chickens in half and we will have more than enough for a meal.

I may put some of the chickens in the freezer and learn to can the others.  That's been on my bucket list for a while.  Since I'm not getting any younger it's time to tick this one off the bucket list.  LOL

I've joined a homesteading group that is located here in Mississippi.  I'm learning a lot from them.   

I've been gardening for years but I have learned some new tricks of the trade from the Mississippi people.  Maybe,  it's because we are in the same area and we've learned how to do things here that won't work in another area.

I hope to save seed this year so we will have our own heirloom seed for planting.  We will have to plant the seeds I plan to save away from the regular garden and protect them from cross pollinations. 

At this time, I'm doing research on how to keep the seeds pure.   I'm looking forward to doing this and learning more about gardening.

The seed catalog I got this week is one for heirloom seeds.  Those seed aren't cheap so I will have to save our seeds because it would get expensive to order from this company every year.

It's pretty cold out there today.  Thirty-two degrees and it's ten o'clock.  According to the weather guy today will feel like a heat wave compared to in the morning when it's supposed to be nine degrees.

Oh well, gives me more time to plan and dream.  Nothing like it other than the actual doing!!!