Getting started early in the morning. This is our new bio stack composting bin.
Unloading the bags of soil ammendment and the rototiller from the truck.
I know it's RedNeck...but it was perfect for trailing strawberry plants. I'll call it "Gamma's Wee-Wee strawberry patch."
You can see by the cloud cover that it was a perfect day for preparing our garden. This is what the area looked like before we began to rake and level and then rototill the earth. We had cleared the debris the weekend before.
Greg getting started with the tiller.
We had a visit from Elders Varney and McBride. They insisted on helping us. So we set them up on sunflower planting. The back fence will be lined with giant sunflowers.
This is the first patch, prepared and tilled with all the soil ammendment. I planted different varieties of tomatoes on each corner. The second patch just beyond the first is tilled and ready to plant our pumpkins and watermelons next weekend.
We had a visit in the late afternoon from The Hasses. Isn't that Claire Beary the cutest thing?
Oops, out of order, but it is too late to rearrange now. This is the different soils and ammendments being raked out before tilling.
Miss Hannah Faith tamping down the freshly tilled patch for us. She loved helping in the dirt!
The Hasses arriving with guacamole and chips to share!!
Hannah helping Geeps plant the corn.
Greg putting in the last of the peppers. I had run out of gas at this point....can you tell?
Giving everything a little water and hopefully tomorrow it will still be there. We are worried about the varmints getting into it. We do have a lot of critters out here. We may have to put up chicken wire fencing. So, this has been a long time desire of ours. We have never done a real garden here in this house because we don't have any area that gets full sun. So when we were able to take over that extra 20 feet of easement property recently, we decided it might be the best place to try it. Wish us luck!