Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A Long Line of Farmers

I come from a long line of farmers. My grandpa was a farmer, his dad was a farmer, as far back in our family history as we can go there are farmers. I feel better when I have something edible growing in my garden. Even when I don't really have a garden. We have about a third of an acre of dirt and weeds and some big trees. Oh, and some piles of dirt, and an old chicken coop. I planted this little wheelbarrow with lettuce and spinach. It looks kind of ratty now but we got a few salads from it. The "weeds" that are growing in the background came from the bird feeder just above them. We've left them there because the 25 or so quail that visit feel safer if they have cover. They scratch around in the dirt like chickens and are so entertaining. We love to watch those quail. I should try to get a picture. I also planted 2 large flower pots with tomatos and the other little container with cucumbers.
It's not very pretty but we've sure enjoyed this little garden.


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Any ol area will do when planting a garden! You did great. I have so much shade it is a struggle to grow veggies, but I squeak out a few...

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Its fun to have a garden. Our tomatoes are going to keep me so busy.

I think a quilting class at Pipers is a fabulous idea. Jeanette and her daughter-in-law Erin are good teachers. Tell them I said hi if you take a class. I have taken several from Jeanette. She is an amazing applique teacher.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love to see the quail walking in a line with their chicks~so cute!

Manuela said...

There's nothing better than homegrown fruit and veg! My vegetable garden is one big mess. I grew potatoes and corn in containers this year and it worked out very well.


Donna said...

Your garden looks great, and still producing, I see!

I love having a garden.