Wednesday, June 27, 2012

South Garden

Post two
The south garden

First we will be taking a short trip out back. This particular garden is about 1/2 mile from the house. We have several mowed trails for 4- wheelers and this one leads us to our garden.

We're rounding the field.

Across the creek.

Through the sumac.

Next to our huge elderberry patch.

And....we're here.
The south garden.

We were out last night planting our pumpkins and gourds for the fall. The end of the garden needed tilling before we started.

In this garden we have onions, zucchini, acorn squash, cantaloupe, Burrell melons, and Orange-glo watermelon.

Did you know deer eat onion tops? I didn't. But the tracks we found next to these missing tops tells us they do.

So far back here, we have no access to water, so we made this to catch rainwater. This garden gets very little help from us other than weeding and initial watering. It is at the mercy of the weather. So far it has done really well for us. The ground here holds so much water that there are crawdads around the garden and water about a foot under the ground, even in this very dry year.

Everyone helps in the garden. Here is Sissy, running the smaller tiller.

All planted!

Our huge wild gooseberry bush behind the garden.

We plan to put a cabin back here someday. The garden is in the top right corner of the photo.

A look from the creek bridge, toward the creek.

And that's the end of our garden tour.


  1. What a beautiful place you have! Did buddy have to run all the way to the garden, or did you give him a ride?

    1. Oh NO! He runs everywhere. We have clocked him running 25 mph and maintaining that speed. He gets antsy if we don't take him out and run him everyday. Then he takes it (his excess energy) out on the poor cats. He races the mailman. Not chases, but races. And he races us on our 4 wheelers.

      Thank you. We absolutely love it here!

  2. You weren't kidding about those wide open spaces! One of these days I'll post a tour of our property and you'll see why I'd like some! Don't get me wrong, I like trees too, just a few less of them and maybe a little smaller.

  3. Your gardens are wonderful. Thank you for the tour!

  4. I just read all three posts on your gardens. Boy, those are some wonderful tomato plants you have! I'm not showing them to "The Italian" or he will want to know why mine aren't that big!

    Nice property, gardens and helpers! You are making me miss the farm!

    1. Thanks, Robin. I have no clue why they are doing so well this year.

      I'd never choose to leave here. I am a farm girl.