Wednesday, March 14, 2012

First Signs of Spring

Daylight savings brought on an immediate motivation to get projects done around 765.

First up? A walkway from our house to the shed.

This has been on the list a while, but there has always been a bit of a debate as to how we would do it. Travis and I began breaking up the dirt, uncovering a brick walkway that seems as if a previous owner got tired of it all and threw dirt on top, hoping grass would grow. After much discussion we thought we had come up with the right design/proportions, until we dug a little further. A massive block of concrete buried near the shed from an old fence post left us changing dimensions.

Concrete for the first pad is poured, two more square pads and a whole bunch of bricks to come. Pending the weather, of course.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Spring Planting

While 765 hasn't seen much as far as projects go, the front garden has been busy re-sprouting from last years crop without any effort from us. Letting some of the vegetables drop or go to seed has proven the best (and easiest) method for gardening this Spring.
Tomatoes are sprouting up stronger than my babied seeds.
Basil has come up in between the cracks of the bricks.
One squash came back and battled through two frosts.
Zinnias. If you would like a seedling please stop by, we have more than enough.
And one bell pepper is still going from last year. Stud.
We filled in the gaps with even more tomatoes, every color bell pepper, jalapeno peppers, eggplant, and cucumbers. Along with a test run of peas.
Let the battle with the Tomato Hornworms begin.