We’re getting a lot done today. It’s such a nice day . . sunny, just a gentle breeze, mid-60’s . . we couldn’t ask for a more beautiful mid-March day.
After breakfast, which was waffles, sausage and orange juice . . not diet food but it surely was good, we began working on the fence. The first thing Vince did was put the rebar into the ground. I helped measure and he drove the pipe into the ground every 5 feet. Then I went in to do some housework (get the corned beef cooking, laundry, ironing and soon . . knitting) but I went out to check on Vince and take him some water and caught him sitting down on the job. He’s so funny! He had gotten all the PVC pipe on top of the rebar and was working on getting the chicken wire put up on the bottom. We will line the edges of the chicken wire with rock and that will keep rabbits out of the garden.
I went back into the house and did some more housework and went back out to take him some juice and found him sitting down again! Do you remember when he fired me because I wasn’t doing a good job?? I think he and I might need to discuss his work ethic! 🙂
I shouldn’t complain . . he’s making progress. Or, maybe he just moved his chair around so I think he’s making progress.
Then he said “Look how pretty it is looking through here.” He was just sitting there day dreaming. He wants to put a little gazebo over there in the opening between where he’s sitting and the pipe fence. The electric and water lines run just to the right (a few inches only) from where Vince is sitting so it would be real easy to have something there with power and water.
We love our little piece of Texas!
Bobbie BentNeedle says
Judy, do ya’ll have any mesquite trees? If so, are they showing signs of leafing out yet? Mama always swore that oaks could get fooled but mesquite never did ;0}
Have you figured out where you are putting a compost pile? I know you said the soil was good, but with a garden patch that large, you sure are going to have lots of green stuff to compost. Oh, and you’ll have plenty of chicken and cow manure that needs to be aged before adding to your garden.
It’s looking good!
I was reading about bees and it reminded me that you tried to keep bees a while back. Are you thinking of doing so again? I’m thinking they’ll be useful to pollinate that garden!
I doubt we try bees here. There have been too many reports of the bad bees in this area.
Judy D in WA says
Wow, your garden is huge! I can’t wait to see it filled up and luscious.
Vince is right, it sure is pretty. And quiet, I’ll bet. 😉
I might have to stop reading your blog if you keep posting all of these pictures of Texas! Just kidding. But they do remind me so much of the ranch property I sold this summer that was in the Hill Country. I hated to give up that property as it is so peaceful and beautiful there, as you are finding out on a daily basis, but my life is going to be in ND for the forseeable future, so I had to let that property go in order to get a house up there. But the Texas Hill Country will always have a special place in my heart!
Y’all got it looking real good, and I’m way behind on my ground prep!
Linda in NE says
It looks like Vince got quite a bit done even if he did take some breaks along the way. DH has been raking off the strawberries and asparagus and raking up pine needles & hauling them to the tree dump. I guess he has Spring fever even though it won’t be safe to plant much for around 2 months yet.
Debbie B says
It’s looking good, Judy! That garden is huge! I’m so glad you two are enjoying the peace and quiet of your new surroundings. I know you can’t wait to get some fresh goodies from the garden.
That’s a big garden!
Two sides are 70′, one end is 60′ and one end is 30′ so, yes, it’s a big garden.
WOW That is one big garden!! Cant wait to see it planted. My dad in OK and uncle in TX would have contests to see who could grow the biggest tomatoes. Both states did very well. But OK always wins against TX-Tomatoes or Football;)LOL So glad you found your paradise!!
Gotta love a little friendly competition!
Dora, the quilter says
Oh, wow! A gazebo would make it even more heaven-like!
Doris - The Quilting Queen says
I wonder if you have as many mosquitos in your yard as I do in mine. If you do you’ll want a screened gazebo like my soon to be screened porch :))
Do you already have mosquitoes? We haven’t had any problems with them yet.
We have already had them here in Oklahoma and they are huge.
I think it’s great that he loves to sit and look at your land. It took so long to find your dream place, he deserves to sit and appreciated the beauty (with your permission of course).