We've been making progress on our garden. My dear husband did the rototilling. We saved and saved for a shiny new tiller. Much of our plot is tilled. Garlic scraps are up from last year. Rhubarb is plenty. Spinach, carrots, swisschard, peas are up. Kale should be sprouting any day. I'm waiting (sort of) patiently for the last danger of frost to pass to keep planting.(Can you spy the chicken in the Tonka truck?!).
We put in 4 blueberry bushes that aren't taking so well. I think it was in the packaging, the root separated very easily from the soil when it came out of the package. They may or may not make it. But, we did put in 10 strawberry plants that are doing super well. Close by, there's oodles of berries in the grass adjacent to where they used to have the edge of their garden. The leaves look slightly larger than the typical wild strawberry plant, but time will tell. This will be our berry patch. Heirloom raspberries will be next. We also planted four apple trees over to the side, which wasn't done at the time of this photo. Jonathan, Cortland, McIntosh and Fuji. I hope they take, we've been watering them.
I also have squealed with excitement, well, 6 times. Yes, you can hardly walk through this field with all the brush...but do you spy what I spy?! Mature apple trees!!! I've counted six around the property, squealing each time I find another. I wonder what fruit they will produce? There's supposedly an asparagus patch somewhere....haven't found it yet, but I keep looking.
She spends much of her time strapped to my back outside. Fine by me.
They really are becoming better and better pals everyday.
There's vases filled with flowers...all over the place...in typical Jackie style.
If you can't find my husband, he knows the best place to rest.
I cannot believe I am living in my dream home. I married a great guy, I have two amazing kids.
This portrait of all of us here...this is what's making me smile as of late. Life sure is good.