Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Oliver and his ball. We experienced a large amount of hail today, golf ball sized hail and discovered Oliver is scared of hail!
Excuse the mess this is the "nest" he made today between the dining and family rooms, he's a very busy dog that loves to build nests and each nest requires shredded paper. Yes he has a crate and a blanket for his crate but nothing rocks his world more than a fresh nest!
The hail was about the size of grapes when it first started falling.
Sunday, May 04, 2014
Half scale of what the actual garden will look like, we are moving our raised beds to the back garden this year and the space is 16x29 feet. If I planned everything correctly I will have enough room for six raised beds and four trellis panels with enough room for a minimum of 16 tomato plants.
The green panel to the left represents the asparagus patch, at the top and the rhubarb bed to the south, yes my rhubarb bed really is that big! The wedge on the lower right represents lawn, I have to account for the garden shed door so I can get stuff out of the garden shed.
And as I look at this sketch those two herb beds could be one large herb bed instead, lol. I'll probably rework the sketch several times as we start to move the three raised beds we already have, and then start building the other two raised beds.
I'm guessing this was a good year for us to decide to start over from scratch with our gardening efforts. Only one of the five blueberry bushes survived the brutal winter, haven't seen any leaf buds on the current bushes yet, and none of the strawberry plants survived. Yep, a great year to start over!