Thursday, July 21, 2011

It's Been a Long Time!

It's been ages since my last post, five months to be exact. So much has happened but it's almost all the same thing, just a different year.










A most beautiful puppy that went to live with a really nice family.





We have baby turkeys, a big garden, puppies, a new roof, and on and on. I take pictures almost everyday, wanting to post something but it all seems repetitive and boring to me.







Our new arbor.








We built the arbor to block the view of the road. We also built new steps that lead to the front door because we never had any and the people that had the house for 20 years before us never built any either. What were they thinking? Guests had to attempt to walk up the steep slope.








We are hoping that the grapes eventually cover the lattice.





The garden.



There are changes are worth noting though. This year we used black plastic on the garden. Man oh man, I feel liberated! No weeds at all. The only area I have to weed is along the bean and pea fence and that's actually fun. I can mow along the borders. Another thing worth noting is the fishing line that we have strung, at different heights, along and around the garden. You can kinda see it in the picture. It supposed to be a deer deterrent.



It's working so far. Yesterday while I was mowing, (And yes it was so hot that I was practically sliding off of the vinyl seat from sweat.) I saw that one of the lower pieces had been pulled way into the field by something that had gotten caught in it. It's only 20lb. test so it couldn't hurt an animal but we sure hoped it scared it.



I just went out this morning and picked way more cucumbers that I can use. Too large for pickles, they really snuck up on me. I think I'll make some freezer pickles, they are sooooo good, almost like candy.






The new roof.

We re-roofed the house last week, very hot and very humid but it needed to be done and it is!








So that's the update, maybe I'll be back a little sooner next time.




~Beth

4 comments:

sariah said...

When I began blogging I realized the repetitive nature of my life too. Every season brings the same traditions, chores, trips, etc. I think so much tradition is a good thing, but I've wondered if others would find it boring. For myself, I know seeing your goings on isn't boring to me because it's so different than my life and it's interesting to see country life in another region of the US.

Love your garden! Mine is so limited in size now. :-( I've had to content myself in keeping busy with other hobbies.

Kevin and Beth said...

hmmmm, interesting. Maybe I'll post now and then. Thanks Sariah.

Mary said...

Your family is quite large, including all your animals! It’s amazing how you can manage to take care of them all at the same time. And I think you can count on your new roof in this aspect. It can help you in providing a secure shelter to your every growing family.

-Mary Martin

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I love how your place looks like. It does suit a big family to live in. Including your animal friends, its big enough for all of you.
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