I took some pictures today and thought I would share them. Let the farm tour begin!
Above is a picture of our square foot gardening experiment. I am really happy with it so far, and the plants are growing really well. We plan to add more boxes to the garden yet this year.
Troy built a new composter out of old picket fences we already had. It is just two bins, but it's a start to making black gold for the square foot garden.
Here is a shot of our dwarf fruit tree orchard. We have 2 apple, 2 peach, 2 plum, and 3 pear so far. We had to put fencing around the trees becasuse the deer were munching on them. I am planning on planting another apple and some cherry trees as well. We have more standard and semi-dwarf fruit trees planted on the property too...can't wait until they are all bearing fruit!
Here are some blueberry plants I bought on clearance, waiting to be planted. We are going to make an edible plant border along the front of the house. I love the idea of walking out my front door to pick a snack.
I thought I would share my little rock garden. We planted this over our septic tank to hide the ugliness. I have coneflowers, daylilies, russian sage (all blooming) and dahilas (about to bloom). I also planted an old bucket and washtub with annual flowers. Please don't mind the yard that needs mowed!
This is a little area along the timberline by the house that Troy has started clearing out. We are going to put a little playhouse here for the kids. They have plans for their own "Secret Garden". It should be fun!
And finally, we moved the firepit and benches into the timber a ways and set up a little "campsite". We had a bonfire the other night and the kids had a blast. It kind of felt like we were in Canada...we just need a fishing pond and we'd be set. The joys of living in the country!!