Garden progress – Early May

The month of May has been an excellent month in the garden so far!

A large number of the sugar snap peas are producing. Ellie and I play hide and seek with the pods and eat them all while standing in the garden. None have made it into the house yet.

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I got to put some of my lettuce on a sandwich and it was very tasty.

Andrew marked off a HUGE plot for corn and tilled the whole thing. Twice.

It’s the shape of Nevada and seems to be about as big!

So I got to planting! Above is a variety of corn called rainbow corn. It was so pretty.

I had some excellent garden help. We planted the three packets of seed I had (rainbow corn, strawberry popcorn, and sweet corn) and got all of about 10 feet planted.

So Andrew went and bought 250 more corn seeds and we planted all of them, too! And we still only have about 25′ of corn patch! I think that’ll be plenty for our first year. I’ll use the rest of the soil for watermelon, pumpkins, and spaghetti squash.

All of this digging and hoeing and pulling our heavy wagon is giving me some nice guns 😀

One day while we were all out working and rain chances had been listed at 0 all day, we got a little surprise. A storm rolled in! We scrambled to get everything under cover. Andrew had been working on replacing the struts in his car – he was able to get three of the wheels done at least.

I had the bright idea to get a picture over the fence. The electric fence. Got my first zap! And boy, I won’t be trying that again anytime soon!

3 thoughts on “Garden progress – Early May

  1. We are filled with awe while viewing each of your postings. The girls are gaining a multitude of experience and knowledge. You and Andrew have this farming experience under control! And on top of being an electrician and farmer, Andrew evidently is a vehicle mechanic! We can’t wait to see your whole garden producing! Oh, and your ” gun’s” are amazing! Love, Grandma

  2. HAHA! Love the fence experience! 🙂 Seriously, it’s so much fun to follow your blog! Thanks for taking the time to write and add photos. It’s great to see the change from the first time we had a picnic on the property — the day you closed!!

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