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.
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.
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.