My husband built me 2 large 4'x12' garden beds and made a cover for one, and then I dug out a large 5x12' bed for growing cool weather vegetables. We've been working hard to get this place back in order. There was no garden when we moved in so its taken most of our extra time getting things taken care of. I've never grown more than 4 vegetable plants at a time. But this year I've got planted: Zucchini, summer squash, tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, snap peas, snow peas, lettuce, spinach, large sunflowers, strawberries, artichoke, acorn squash, butternut squash, Hubbard squash, cauliflower, brocolli, rutabaga, celery, chives, basil, parsley, cabbage, red onions, yellow onions, potatoes, carrots, and parsnips. Uhhh... yeah I went a little crazy! lol.
Now for the pictures! We didn't get internet until today so this has been a long time coming! I don't have many good pictures of the inside yet so that will have to be for another day. In all honesty I really just want the place to be super clean, and when I did get pictures, it was back when there were still boxes everywhere! So, for today, here are some photos of the outside along with some animal friends that have been coming to visit us daily/weekly.
This is how it looked when we first moved in.
And then this guy decided to visit
..and the snow finally melted..
so these guys came out of hiding and started visiting regularly..
..and his mate :)
Hubby built these and filled them with dirt for me..
Then I dug this one.. and he took the rototiller to it
One night we had one of the most amazing sunsets along with a gorgeous and big full moon on the opposite side of the sky
Now that the sun has come(along with the mosquitoes) the grass is greening up fast and the trees have finally sprouted their leaves
The fuchsia is finally starting to open its blooms..
Vegetables in the greenhouse cover Seth helped me make.. growing zucchini, summer squash, tomatoes, cucumber, and then one little bell pepper plant. We are already picking zucchini.
The BBQ and fire pit hang out. It was a bit pathetic when we moved in, so hubs got some rocks and filled in the holes and made the fire pit deeper.
Cool weather vegetable garden. Everything seems to be growing well.
Sunflowers next to the sauna, oh yeah, we have a sauna! It needs a stove though.. something on our list of things to get before winter hits again!
Forest part of our backyard. We have around 3 acres of wild lingon berries(lowbush cranberries). There will be quite a bit of jam this year and I will probably freeze a lot for using throughout the year. Can we say cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving?
I think Maya is pretty happy to have a huge yard to run around..
The boys are pretty happy too since they get to go 4-wheeling in the rhino anytime they want!