Here's my green bean bed. I just planted onions in the empty row yesterday.
Here is my completely out of control kiwi plant. It is really a sad kiwi tale, because about four years ago, we planted a male and female plant. At the end of the season when they died back, JD pulled the one thinking it was a dead tomato plant (probably literally the only time he has helped in the garden). Now the problem is that this one needs a partner, yet we do not know if it was the male or female (and no one can tell for sure.) Furthermore, Lowe's had them for sale this year, but the plants were unmarked. So, we have to build a trellis system for this plant along with it's two "still unlocated" partners to make sure we cover all the male and female combinations. There was a bird nest in it again, so I had to wait until it was evacuated to trellis it.
Here's my other bed of large tomatoes - I love the smell of the tomato plants.
The hose that I water with has a serious leak in the middle. I don't want it fixed at this point, however, because Elijah and Bella play in it while I weed and water the garden. After I was done and they were already soaked, I hooked up the little sprinkler and put it on the trampoline. I don't think I'd advise this with several children, but it was great fun for the two of them.
Elijah was disappointed that the water didn't cause it to be as slippery as he hoped, so he went in and put socks on to see if it would increase the slippery factor.
I haven't shown my baby chicks, but we have had two successful spring hatchings. The first was 20 Rhode Island Reds, the second was a few Silkies and Americans. The Silkies are the coveted chickens because they stay very tame. Elijah got one of the new silkies as his own this year. When I told him that it would only be tame if he held it, he went and got his doctor gloves on in case the chicken pooped. If you are wondering, his name is "Black Ninja Silkie".
|He doesn't look too good in this picture, but I assure you that he is a healthy and happy chick.|