Monthly Archives: March 2009

Because because because



Last night, Paul and I planted a few more flats of tomatoes. It seems as though you can never have enough. I also planted some flat leaf Italian parsley and lavender. Last year, my lavender pursuits crashed and burned, but this year I am hopeful and expect results. Fingers crossed everyone, fingers crossed.
I feel that I also need to add this story about our chickens. Our rooster, Perry is of a Polish bantam variety. He’s smaller than your average rooster, but ten times as mean. He has attacked my family a few times, but I think he’s pretty okay with us in general, because we give him a place to stay, rent free. This weekend we went down to Hot Springs to visit the family and go to the horse races. We asked our neighbors, Bob and Wendy to open and shut the door to the chicken house while we were out of town. Paul told them to bring a “shoo stick” to wave in front of the rooster to shoo him away. Well, we get a call this evening from the neighbors informing us of the garden hoe in the front yard. The story goes, Perry was not about to let any stranger come near his coop. Apparently he chased them around the pond and out into the field. They had to exit through the far gate up at the paved road. The next night, Bob grabbed the garden hoe to try to keep Perry back, but it was no use. He chased him down the driveway and Bob threw the hoe at Perry in an attempt to stop him, as he ran back to his house. So….um…..does anyone want to chicken sit in July? It will only be a couple of days.


Back in the day…


Some photos from around March 7th or so.  Paul, Josh, Anthony, Isaac and Oliver planted some seeds.  That day they started a few different kinds of tomatoes including Roma and Arkansas Travelers, cylindra beets, broccoli, cauliflower, a few varieties of bell peppers and spinach just to name a few.  Included here are some photos from last week (March 21st), when we planted 500 potato starts, making 4 whole rows!  We also planted 230 onion sets to round off the day.









Potato Time!

















Your daily dose!

Pictures to come soon


We had a very accomplished day today.  We planted four rows of potatoes!  Some red ones and white ones.  We are potato eating fools, so we went gung-ho this season, but why not right?  We also planted yellow and red onions (one whole row).  I have good pictures of it, but you’re going to have to wait!

Also, check out Halfbakedbread, I posted pictures there of some bread making.  You can find the link in the blog roll on the right hand side of this page.  It’s GOLD.  Give it a shot.  



I forget sometimes


So, we have planted some seeds under lights, last weekend, they’re chillin’.  Tomatoes, peppers and such.  The weather is playing tricks on everyone’s mind.  It’s been so beautiful the past few days, but before that it was really cold.  It’s going to keep doing that for a while still.  It really makes you want to plant, you just cant yet.  Does anyone have any garden story that is unfolding this year?  Do tell.  And if not, you need to come up with one pronto and share it under the comments portion of this blog.  Thank you.

Something new


Please look to your right under the Blog Roll heading, I have posted a new link, halfbakedbread.  I have just recently had a bread breakthrough, and I was so excited, I decided to bring that blog title back from the south 40, where it has been sitting for the last year of so.  It’s nothing special yet, but give it a chance.