Strawberries, Fresh from the Garden!
In just under a week, I have picked just over 4 lbs of strawberries! Big, sweet and a pretty red strawberries! Considering this is all from 5 plants that were just planted last year, it’s proving to be a decent harvest so far. I’m still trying to figure out how to make a hill that is good for nothing else, into a strawberry patch. I will be discussing this with our Rural Resource agency, and see about getting a grant to maybe get some tiered beds made.
I now have Roma Tomatoes, Jalapeno Peppers, Onions, Yellow Squash and Zucchini in the ground. Nathan had to till two of our beds again, as they had clumpy with hard, red clay, and I had a hard time planting in the other two after our tilled garden got washed away. In these two beds, I will put in my Cucumbers and probably the Radish. This will leave me with just the Cherry and Better Boy Tomatoes, Green Peppers, and my Green Beans. I may just pass on the Green Beans and plant corn instead. I really need to make up my mind, as all this stuff needs to be in the ground by this weekend. I really haven’t been able to plant yesterday or today, as I have been watching my grandson, while his mom starts a new job.
I don’t know if I mentioned it in my post about the storm floods we had in February and March, but we lost all of our bird feeders to the rushing waters. So, Nathan and I decided to create our own with recycles Gatorade bottles. Pretty simple really, we just screwed the lid to a Folgers can to the bottom of a Gatorade bottle, and drilled holes so the feed could fall into the lid. Works pretty good if you and me, and if you ask the Golden Finch in the picture, I think he would agree too!
Did I mention we went trail riding week ago this past Sunday? NO! Will write about that ride later. Well, unannounced to me, there was a Wren that was had been nesting in my hay bag that was in the trailer. I didn’t know this until we got home from our ride. I left the nest alone, to see if Mamma Wren would come back, but she never did. So today, I ventured out to the trailer while Zack was napping, and shot some pictures. There were 5 eggs in the nest. I felt so bad for having pulled that nest out for the whole day!