I know you are all sick of my garden work, and to tell you the truth...
so am I!
I spent another three hours out there this morning, digging, digging, digging.
I not only cut down the dead sunflowers... I dug out part of their roots.
We had a little rain... and the earth is easy to turn over. See the
worm in that scoop? It is full of earthworms. This was a
mixture of dirt, straw, peat, and some manure.
No wonder the weeds like it!
Some of the weeds are coming out in huge clumps. I have even dug the small trees I found out by their roots.
I have been trying to get a picture of this foal for the last four days. I finally stopped and took a shot today.
The man who lives at this place used to trim our horse's hooves for us. He raises Arabs and part-Arabs.... but over the last two years, his herd of 20 some horses was in a horribly overgrown pasture (looks like the ground above) across the road from this place. Two weeks ago, he
turned the horses out into that pasture... and I was really worried again. But today, as I went by, all the horses had fresh hay bales.
There are two Hereford cows and three Angus steers in with the horses in the big pasture. I was so glad to see the hay put out.
I love this display at our local grocery. One of those gorgeous mums is coming home with us next week.
These were the first pumpkins I have seen for sale, and you see that they are
The last two years, pumpkins were high here.
Our zinnias at home are still going strong, but starting to fade a little.
I'm collecting seed now, so I'll have plenty for next year. Next year
they will be in the ground.
Ditto for the marigolds.