Wednesday, April 20, 2011

garden update: tiller edition

Onions are growing in the compost pile. I don't know if we should eat these!

Flowers! I think irises are about to bloom! I love purple irises.

Marigolds are planted and another flower pot is painted. It looks like an easter egg, so I'm going to have to change it somehow. I have a few thoughts...

This is "the corn patch". Nathan has worked so hard on it! There is still more tilling to be done, but this part is ready to be planted come May 3.

The old OLD tiller required some cleaning and a couple of small parts (a filter and another little thing) It took a couple of days, but Nathan got this old thing working! I love that he can figure anything out. Personally, I would have called it dead.

Another couple patches like this will take 15 minutes off Nathan's mow time.

Did you notice how much I mentioned Nathan this post? I went out and tried to help him with moving the top grassy layer, and I screamed a couple of times because of worms. I am learning. Worms are not something I am prepared to deal with. Thank goodness he will do all this garden/farm stuff for us!


Jamie said...

Haha that's so cute and funny that you don't like worms. Such a GIRL! =) I love reading about you guys and what you're doing. Are you planning a trip over this way anytime this year? We'd LOVE LOVE to see y'all!

affectioknit said...

Awesome tiller!

Vicky said...

Why does your corn have to planted on may 3rd? Any particular reason?

I know I'm nosey. x

Nathan and Aimee said...

Jamie-- We aren't planning a trip this year that I know of, but I'm sure you haven't seen the last of us :)
Vicky-- We have to wait until after the last frost date (which is May 1st), and apparently Nathan wants to line it up with something about the moon according to the farmer's almanac ( On the 3rd-which is why we're planting a couple days later than the last frost date. And actually it will probably be more like the 5th according to the massive rain we've been getting and are supposed to get next week) And that's not nosey, just curious :)