Getting the Garden Ready!
On Monday night Mr. Pickles brought the garden tractor from the farm over to our place to till the garden. This was the first time I had seen the truck bed come off so I took a few pictures. I held my breath the whole time thinking the tractor would fall off and then celebrated by cheering and clapping when it is all over. Mr. P thought I was crazy...LOL
Just starting to bring up the bed
Really starting to see it moving up now
Front of the bed safely on the ground....but tractor at steep angle!!...double gulp!!
Garden tractor safely on the ground...phew!!!!
On Tuesday Mr.P tilled the garden for me. Look how pretty it all looks now. I am hoping that today we and by we I mean Mr.P will be able to get in my root crops. I stupidly marked out my 10ft sections, stupid because I shouldn’t be bending over. However my calculations over the winter for the new garden layout suggested that I would be able to get 9 10ft sections with 2ft between sections. And guess what I WAS RIGHT...now that doesn’t happen too often. I now have to divide each section into 3 sub sections and then I can start planting. I only want to divide the sections as I plant as to not pack down the dirt too much.
Mr.P tilling the garden
West side of the garden...and the pitch fork....lol
East side of the garden
The whole garden tilled!!!!
On Tuesday Mr.P also started mowing down the back 3 acres of land. It for the most part is all over grown. The rough cut mower only cut off the tops of everything. There is quite a lot of undergrowth and it makes it feel quite springy when you step on it. So we are not sure what we are going to do back there now...lol At least mowing some of it down is a start!! here is the before picture....Our land goes all the way to the barn in the back and then there is a lot more to the right and left of this picture too. Right now only about 1/4 of this picture is done....so the after picture it still a Work in Progress!