The Farm Keeps Going On…

So sad what is going on…the Boston Marathon Bombing… the West, Texas Explosion… my prayers go out to these families, and those injured still in the hospital.

It seems so trite to journal about what is going on here, but that is what this blog is for…a journal… and the farm keeps going on…

Tomorrow, we are expecting another freeze, a late one here in the South, so I’ll be covering up the hostas and the tomatoes in our new bed…

tomato bed

These milk cartons with the bottoms cut off are excellent recycled cloches to keep  tomatoes nice and cozy warm until the weather gets more tomato friendly. I always keep them on until the tomatoes start growing out of the top. But I didn’t have enough to cover all the tomatoes, so I used a plastic tarp for tonight…

tomato bed 2

A little peek inside this minnie greenhouse…

tomatoes2

Still have some tomatoes inside…

tomatoes

And peppers…

peppers

We have our first asparagus shoots today. Had them for breakfast with some really good fresh farm eggs. 🙂

And…they were so sweet. I’ve never tasted asparagus like this…

asparagus

Have to update on the chickens too…

Mr. K and Emma

Mr. Knightly and Emma…still hanging out together…

Hens chatting…

hens

Copper is definitely the head rooster…

copper

These chickens are all doing well…it just seems like they act more like spoiled French aristocrats than healthy barnyard chooks…   No matter what time of day it is when I go down to collect eggs or make sure they have water,  they all just act like they are starving and want to be hand fed…

waiting

But I do know they spend a large part of the day foraging for all the wonderful spring greens and tasty little bugs and worms.

That’s it for today… Hoping for a better tomorrow…especially for those in great trials today.

For the LORD comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones. Isaiah 49:13

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6 thoughts on “The Farm Keeps Going On…

    • I’m really excited about the asparagus. It is one vegetable that I love! I used to have an asparagus bed a long time ago, but we had to move the garden, so I’ve really missed it.

      Do try the milk cartons. They really work well. 🙂

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