You couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. The temps were in the 70’s, no wind, sunshine and an extra hour of daylight which means it’s 7:30 p.m. and Vince still hasn’t come in the house for dinner.
Vince worked on the chicken coop. He said the hardest part is done . . which was getting the posts cemented into the ground and getting everything level and square although I think I have all that in the wrong order. The cement was done last. Lots of measuring and moving and measuring and moving but he said he feels like he accomplished a lot today.
See the sun setting . . peaking through the trees. Told you it was a beautiful day here in our part of Texas.
Here’s a bit wider view of where the coop sits.
In the background sits the garden, not yet planted because the fence isn’t up. There’s only so much Vince can get done but with it staying daylight longer in the evenings, I think we’ll get a whole lot more done.
For the garden, we bought Zipper Cream Peas, Purple Hull Peas, Contender Green Beans, and Alaska Peas while we were out yesterday. I already had quite a few seeds that I had ordered. I’m pretty picky about trying to get heirloom and non-GMO seeds so I mostly order them but was happy to find a few here locally. I also have potatoes and asparagus to plant, as well as strawberries but I’m not going to plant the strawberries in the garden and may not plant the asparagus in there either. Everything has to be fenced so the deer can’t get it so we’ll have to see where things end up. I’m so ready to plant something . . anything . . anywhere!
Amy @ Heritage Homamaker says
You are so lucky!! You have TREES!!!
You are most certainly blessed! I too can’t wait to get planting this year. Here’s hoping we both have a REALLY productive year!
Marie Mann says
Looks like you live in a very pretty part of the world.
The chicken coop would seem to be a more modest house than the last one, which I thought was magnificent.
Have you ever used a movable chicken coop? Has two wheels at the back and two handles at the front and a large hole mesh bottom so predators cannot get in but chickens can scratch in the grass through the mesh? Quite common over here where foxes are a problem.
Loved the sox you finished over the weekend, pretty colour.
The weather sure was fabulous today for us too. We are visiting and sightseeing south of Austin. Sometimes when we pass acreage I think to myself – “that looks like Judy’s place!!” We had some great Texas barbecue yesterday at Rudy’s. Looking forward to seeing & tasting more of your beautiful state. Bluebells in bloom everywhere !
Stopped at Valli & Kim’s yesterday- fabulous fabric store in Dripping Springs. Wow! What a great shop!
Speaking of heirloom veggies, I’ll have to round up my heirloom seeds and send you a list of what I have, if you want to try any. I have harvested some seeds over the last few years, and I’ll never use them all. The chicken coop is coming right along.
Do deer eat asparagus??? They have never touched mine, YET!!! It’s been there for over 20 years and sits right in the open.
Sheep and goats never ate it either when they got out.
Forgot deer LOVE strawberries, we have lots of trouble with them.
Under normal circumstances, and with sufficient vegetation, deer will not eat asparagus, but with the drought we’ve had, they eat things they normally don’t eat in order to survive. I’m not going to risk planting it where they can get it.
Linda S says
Sigh. It looks so idyllic there Judy. Life is good, but it looks as though it’s getting better and better for you. It really makes me happy.
Charlotte Betts says
Our garden was a total loss last summer and fall due to the drought here in Houston area. The deer ate even the okra and tomato plants. As soon as we started getting some rain so my husband could dig the holes to set the posts, he built a high fence around the garden. We are hoping that our deer problem has been solved. The poor deer were eating whatever they could find.