Spring is always such a time of hope and renewed enthusiasm around here. It feels so good to be out in the sunshine especially after the very long cold winter we had this year. Everything is coming to life. The grass is lush and green. The trees are getting their leaves. The apple trees are blossoming. The birds are singing. Oh how I love this time of year!
After last year’s fiasco of a garden I have determined that this year is going to be a better year! We decided to put all of the garden into the backyard and redo the fencing. There should be no chance of a cow breaking in this year!
I also went back to my roots and designed my garden with square foot gardening principles although we didn’t buy any soil amendments. We just tilled up the space and added cow manure. Also the chickens were over this space during the winter so they did there job of cleaning up lasts year garden and adding their fertilizer. Instead of trying to do trenches like last year we are just going to use a sprinkler.
I was also excited this year because our next door neighbor has been chipping up their fallen branches and had basically a mulch pile of chipped wood, grass clippings and leaves he was just going to burn. They gave it to us for the hauling away! So now we have mulch to cover the paths and to add around the plants once they come up!
May God bless our garden!
So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything,
but only God who gives the growth.
1 Corinthians 3:7