Monday, May 31, 2010

The annual Memorial Day planting...

Kinda crazy to think that at the beginning of the month, this is what our yard looked like!!!!!! (picture taken May 7th)

And now, we're in our skimpies, planting the garden....
yeah, yeah....someone snapped a pic of me in my pre-training mode!!!! Pay no attention to that pudge in the front stomach area!!! LOL....Oh, gosh----a picture is worth a thousands words.

Trying something new this year!

NO!!! LOL.....we're not planting milk cartons!!!!! Rather, we are making mini-greenhouses to see if our tomato seedlings do better than in years past. Usually, we lose half the seedlings once they graduate to the outside garden. Those in the picture aren't even all of our plants.....we ran out of cartons! So, we've kept some inside yet in case some of these need to be replaced...

Before we could finish completely planting the garden, WE (ummmm.......okay.....THE KIDS AND DH) had to round up the 19 meat birds we've been raising and housing in the garden.....

yeah...remember these guys 10 weeks ago:

Now, at the ripe ol' age of 10 weeks, they are about to meat, er.....meet their maker!
But until we actually get around to that (this weekend maybe???), we chucked 'em over the fence to the other little pen.

Cassie was our chicken-catching PRO! She has TWO birds in her arms in this pic, delivering them to Dad.....

LOL....See Candace? Dad put her on "keep-the-chicks-in-the-area" patrol, weilding the big green leaf rake....


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If I had the camera in my hands right now, you would see the three girls horsing around on the living room floor, watching a Harry Potter movie. And DH......CRASHED OUT on the sofa!

Me---well, duh! Typing on the keyboard, decked out in my softball outfit. I need to head out a bit after 8:00 for a 9:00 softball game tonight. Even Memorial Day can't keep the athletes at bay!

Happy Monday!

3 comments:

scraphappy said...

Do the meat chickens get names? At least you'll have plenty to stock the freezer with. I hope you don't have to do the plucking. Looks like you will have plenty of tomatoes to put up too. When does the running begin again?

Jackie said...

It looks like a wonderful family day!

Amanda said...

If I looked as skinny as that I'd be running round in a skimpy top and shorts too! I've got some tomatoes outside and some in the greenhouse; I love your mini-greenhouses, it'll be great if they make a difference.