Thursday, June 11, 2015

Community Garden


Another idea I have is to do a Community Garden - this is the start of that idea. This is Mary's garden space which is in a prime location behind our house and behind the shop. Her stuff is doing so well that I might have to "rotate" my garden to her garden space...hahaha...

Seriously though - one of the possibilities to my future biz might be to have plots available to those who want to grow their own food, but do not have the space to do so. I can think of about 15 households across the street from us - all newer homes that have almost no yards to do much of anything.

For now I am enjoying having a kindred spirit gardening on our property and keeping me excited about gardening!

Farmer Diva


This is our new old rototiller. I wanted to have a turn chewing up the earth with this bad boy...so Tom got me all set up and away I went. I wish I had a photo, but I did end up in the field...the tiller kind of got away from me...

After I was able to get Tom's attention he came over and got the tiller back into the garden.

That was the last mishap with the tiller. Actually that might have been the last time I let that thing pull me around the garden!

Future Goals

Well, 6 months have gone by since my last post...hmmm...if you are curious about what I'm doing with my time and what kinds of thought I've got go HERE.

Okay...so what have we been up to? This has been taking up some time...

Veggies from Seed (except for the zucchini)
PEAS!
Potatoes
A few moons ago we used to grow stuff...flowers, veggies and more flowers. At one time there were TONS of dahlias...


This was probably was 2003 maybe '04
Then I was diagnosed and lost a lot of interest in tending to the garden so things died out and I didn't feel the desire to plant anything. A few years ago I started to feel like maybe we could start growing stuff again - so I asked for some garden boxes go HERE.

So, here we are 7 years after getting those garden boxes built and I've got me a big ol' dream! Actually, I've been thinking up this dream for a while, but with all the frustration that I'm experiencing with my job and the idea of maybe retiring early, the dream is on a little bit of a fast track...or at least no longer just a thought. 

Until I can officially retire from my job - basically going "early" with a reduced benefit...I am figuring out how to grow stuff! What works...what doesn't. How to grow things in succession and not all at once. More than just growing veggies and flowers I'm thinking of other ways to make our property work for us...like maybe raising chickens and tending bees. I have a little understanding of how chickens work...so that will be fun to really learn how to take care of our own brood of layers. The bee thing will take some research and some work, but I think it would be a fun project. We have also thought about maybe little cows or possible a pig or two. We'll see - the possibilities are fun to think about.

For now I'm concentrating on veggies and flowers and sharing what extra produce with some friends. Now that I have a loose timeline in mind, I'm really enjoying getting out and tending to my little plants and checking out my dahlia sprouts (which are going slow) and just enjoying the outdoors.






Friday, January 30, 2015

Re-Pete?


Will it happen again?

Lombardi trophy #2

We'll find out this Sunday!

GO HAWKS!!

Upgrade


Yep, we did it...we FINALLY joined the rest of humanity and got ourselves smart phones. I have made this transition a bit quicker than Tom, but he's getting there.

As usual, I'm not one to answer my phone...I might return a phone call if you leave a message. This is a what happens if answering the phone is part of your job. At the end of the day I have no interest - even if I DO like you.

So, with that said, I'm good with Messenger and Facebook messages (and texts if you have my number).

So. High. Tech.

(This post was created entirely on my kindle...yep, high tech)