Thursday, April 14, 2011

Accomplishments this week


I got the lawn mowed:

the compost spread:

and the potatoes planted:

I got a good start on getting the blueberry patch de-mossed:

and my deck railing planters now have spinach in them:

I finished getting the garlic mulched:

and the huge grape bed is finally weeded:



Who says good help is hard to find?

28 comments:

  1. awww kitty is such a great helper!!!!

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  2. I am so envious of all the help you have there at Critter Farm. I have to do my chores all by myself!

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  3. Wow, all of that in one week? I am impressed. But with good help everything is possible.

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  4. Good job, Danni! I started working out in the garden also, but then the rains came back and I had to quit. Maybe Spring will arrive one of these days.

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  5. Wonderful! This post made me laugh because it reminded me of my first flock of hens, who were keeping me company while I planted my first patch of corn. I thought they were so cute and they thought I was so crazy for hiding the corn I was feeding them under the soil, LOL. They clucked and chuckled in a nice little line right behind me, proud to be up to the challenge.

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  6. Ah, you are so right about good help! I see you have some fine help and beautiful help to boot. :)

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  7. Lots of helping hands! Sounds like you got alot done this week.

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  8. sweet friends to work with! Looks like George fits right in! He's a natural farm hand!

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  9. Ah! Now I know I need to mulch the garlic. Why am I doing that?

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  10. pretty help is not hard to find at your place either. I love George's fluffy, in your business self and the chickens are so cute. Lucky, lucky you.
    The Olde Bagg

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  11. Yayyyyy! Phew! I am tired just thinking about all that work but everything looks NICE!!!! Spinach in planters, hmmmm I was wondering what I will be planting in mine this year! Wish I had a grape vine! I LOVE the old time big purple blue grapes! We had neighbors once with those, mmmMMMMMMM!!!(back in 75' to be exact when my first youngun'was born there!I bet it's not there anymore, sigh)

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  12. Well, no wonder you're getting so much done, now that George is there to supervise things.

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  13. Yay for helpers!

    Although I swear that the first time I read about the blueberry patch I read it as "de-Moosed" and I was wondering how the chickens were able to scare off the moose.

    My eyes - they aren't what they used to be.

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  14. Hehe. Glad to see you had so much help! :)
    How much spinach is left in the planter, do you think? ;)

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  15. George seems to be replacing Roxy as your constant outdoor companion.

    Don't the chickens rip up your garden plants/area?

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  16. Your helpers look they took great interest in these projects. I get lots of help too ... when I'm working in the goat yards!

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  17. what good helpers you have and what a good "straw boss" George makes!! I'll send my 4 y/o by to add to the mix of helpers. She would be just as helpful and wonderfully happy digging in the dirt :)

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  18. George is a cat after my own heart. I love a critter that has to be in the thick of things. lol I have to ask why the blueberry bushes need to be de-mossed? Does it affect their growth?

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  19. Gosh, with all that great help, no wonder you got so much accomplished!

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  20. You know George might just be the friendliest cat in the world.

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  21. Paula - Over the winter, mulching keeps them warm. This time of year, I do it to keep the weeds down. Garlic hates weeds.

    LindaG - Actually, all the spinach seed remained in the planter - I coaxed Skippy away with some sunflower seeds. :-) My bigger worry now are the wild birds who might be thinking my little spinach seedlings are a tasty treat when they begin to emerge...

    Chai Chai - Roxy has been getting into a lot of trouble outside lately when I'm doing other things and not paying complete attention to her, so lately, she's had indoor time while I do my chores outside. She gets to come out when it's goat-walking time and other times when I can pay close attention to her.

    The chickens can't get into my veggie garden because it's surrounded by a deer fence (protective netting). They do love to churn up the flower beds, though, and in the summer, when the raspberries and blueberries are ripe, they are quite pleased to help themselves. That's ok, there's enough to go around. :-)

    Genny - Technically, I don't think the blueberry patch *needs* to be de-mossed, but it has gotten so thick these last few years of heavy rain that I don't care for how it looks. I'm getting ready to put mulch down around the bushes and I would prefer there not be any moss there. It's more a visual thing for me. It's not like moss doesn't already cover every other surface around here, so I don't mind yanking it from my beloved blueberries .... :-)

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  22. i love that video. too cute!!! and i sure could use some garden helpers like you have. teddy doesn't do anything but guard!

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  23. I wish I were half as productive as you...

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  24. I'm impressed with all that you got done and with so much help, too. Please give Roxy a pat for me.

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  25. Garden. What garden? It is still under 2 feet of snow! You are fortunate, and I am envious :-{

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  26. A veritable army of helpers you have there :D

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  27. Beautiful chickens! You don't see many polish.

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  28. Totally wrapped around his paw, you are. LOVE it. Knew that would happen the moment I set eyes on that gorgeous George. *snort* Very productive day. I love days like that, especially when I have such excellent company.

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