Garden Time

We spent the weekend weeding the garden area this included lots of pulling up stuff by hand.

We planted tomatoes, jalapenos, bell peppers and eggplant that were all plants we had bought.

We added manure and humus and then covered both of these 25 foot long beds with 6mm plastic to stop the weed issues. We ran soaker hoses in both beds so those beds are good to go. I had won this 6mm plastic at Auction.

A few weeks ago we planted the raised bed that is in our backyard and that stuff looks amazing. We topped it off with humus to keep it moist and give the plants a lot of nutrients.

We planted seeds in rock wool cubes for cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, two kinds of lettuce and some swiss chard those are in the house right now because they like cooler weather by the time its cooler outdoors they will be ready for transplanting.

If you love tomatoes like us it is better to stagger the planting by a few weeks. We will probably even do some in the greenhouse. We currently have about 25 suckers rooting off existing tomato plants we still have growing just for the suckers.

Now we need to decide what all were doing hydroponic in the greenhouse but that will be later next month when the greenhouse cools down. Even though we have a swamp cooler Jack thinks its still to hot.

Our 2 younger kids both love gardening.

Our daughter will be 33 in December she is 2 classes away from getting her Masters of Agriculture from Sam Houston. This is not her only degree she has a Bachelors in Exercise and Sport Science from Texas State and a Masters of Science in Kinesiology from University of Texas.

Our youngest son was a United States Marine for 8 years he will be 28 in September. He just started classes for a degree in Horticulture in North Carolina.

Vegetable gardening has always been a very big part of our lives and I guess it always will be.

 

 

 

Princess the goat

This is Princess she is goat # 2 and is 5 weeks old.

She has this cute smudge of mascara below her eye.

The funny thing about these little goats is when you sit on the ground to take their pictures they come and sit in your lap like a dog.

Karina picked this goat and when you have twin girls that are 3 years old they both wanted to name their goat’s Princess lol. Finally, we got Sophia to pick a different name since Karina said it first.

Since Princess is younger than Clover she is super fast like lighting her little legs almost seem to be flying.  She is taking a bottle 3 times a day right now that is a powder goat supplement. They are eating hay and goat pellets along with calf mana to put on some weight.

At the same time, they got this little girl they got another one but that is another post.

Stay tuned for more goats to come.

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Happy 4th- Birthday Daisy Dog

On April 22, my Daisy girl turns four years old.

It seems like yesterday I had this wild puppy who was so hyperactive you could not wear her out.

She turned into this beautiful boxer who loves to go places in the truck and pose for pictures. Every day she has to play fetch it is her game of choice and she loves to cool off in her pool when she gets too hot.

She is very good with our grandchildren and loves it when they give her some of their food or play with her.

Daisy did not like the dark sunglasses but I managed to get a few pics before she tried to get them off.

The sun visor she did not mind and I figured she would hate it.

She even winks sometimes during our sessions but when she gets bored she just closes her eyes to ignore me.

Here are a few of my favorite pictures.

 

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