Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

July 13, 2010

Before and After

This is obviously the before picture taken in April. It does look sort of dreary. The garden is buried and just waiting for warm weather. It is amazing what 3 months can do!
The after shots are much better! Fresh garden green salads, daily. The peas should be podded out in another week.

It's hard to beat fresh veggies! Everything is doing great this year with the exception of radishes. No matter what, we cannot stop them from bolting. The spinach and swiss chard are monstrous and yet very tasty. Oh, well, we will have room for an extra row of something next year/

The Kholrabi may be in that category too, as they have not yet started to swell out. we were told that the 50% compost/black dirt was too rich and to add bone meal. It likely made a difference with the rest of the crops, but not those two. I hate to give up on them, but i am on the verge.

The cucumbers are ready in the greenhouse and the pumpkins are flowering like crazy. Those stay in the greenhouse all summer to try to get a little more growing season.

The zucchinis are outside and what can I say, they are growing like there is no tomorrow. We should be eating baby zuchs next week.

It poured rain all day and night so I took some time between caring for baby chicks to enjoy a good afternoon power nap.

Tomorrow is supposed to be clear so back to work cutting grass, weed whacking the lower field, cleaning out a smelly chicken coop and looking after max, the wonder pup. Oh yeah, hopefully having coffee in town with a good buddy before taking a load to the town dump.
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The Old Geezer said...

What a difference! Do you only get 2 seasons a year (summer and winter) in Canada?

IanH said...

Ron, it seems that way. The toughest part is figuring out which two weeks will be summer.

Gregg said...

Wow! Quite a difference. You have done a great job with a lot of sweat and back breaking work. Thank God for men like you, farmers, ranchers, etc, or I would starve to death. I have moved from the country to the city too long ago to be anything but a city boy.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Ohhh man you scared me. I thought when I first saw the snow picture no no no this can't be. But I had to be patiance....and read first.
Gladd you have such wonderful veggies. Enjoy them.

LibbyLibbyLibbyLibbyLibby said...

Me too, I was with Barefoot, I first saw the snow picture and thought. What the???? Poor Ian..! But then I realized the truth of the beauty of sun! Great job!!!! :)

Starry Dawn said...

Beautiful garden you have got, IanH!!
I love veggies, the countryside life and the outdoors. I love horses too!!
Thank you for sharing your stories in your blog!! I do enjoy reading your blog, Ian.
Thank you for visiting my blog!!
God bless you in every step of the way, and those you love!!
Best Regards,

Starry Dawn said...

I enjoy reading the topics you post on your blog.
I love the countryside lifestyle, veggies, the outdoors and horses too!!
Thank you for visiting my blog, Ian!!
God bless you and those you love!!
Best Regards,