Saturday, April 26, 2008
Today was again quite beautiful out in the garden. The sun decided to come out and shine on us while we struggled to clear a very stubborn row full of grass and weeds. We won! There were six of us plus a few little ones. Miranda busied herself with painting a birdhouse, several rocks, and various pieces of wood she found near by, while we were fighting the weeds in the near by rows. Later Heidi showed up with Coralyn and her friend. The girls were lured into the garden by a frog that needed to be relocated to another spot in the garden with more vegetation. They soon found a rather large earth worm. It was longer than Coralyn's boot. She could wrap it around her wrist a couple of times. They decided to keep it in a bucket for a while. Miranda freed it after the younger girls went home,to go back to the earth to do what worms do. Eat dirt and poop. We still have about three food pantry rows left to clear and three of the children's garden rows left to tidy up.
This is a picture of the daffodils Miranda planted last fall and the bird house she painted for the garden.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Early Saturday morning the Covenant Church crew started putting the roof on the new shed. It is looking good.
Later that day Bev & Dave went to Habitat's ReStore to find a much needed floor cabinet for the inside of the shed and a double sink unit for washing veggies outside. Are we getting organized or what?
These gardeners are a tough bunch who aren't about to let a few snow flakes stop them from making progress. Hanna, Jewel & Susan are preparing the new raised herb beds and potting on the surplus of herbs we plan to sell at next month's flea market. You go girls!
Saturday, April 19, 2008
*This is a picture taken from my back deck. Can you believe it's April 19th?
Boy what a contrast from last week. Sunny and warm just seven days ago. It's kind of hard to believe. We found ourselves gardening with the snow coming down around us. Burrr..... wet and cold. I personally didn't have much time to put in this week. I think it was a good day to wimp-out though. Did I already say burrrrr? Anyway with the help of Martha and Linny we did manage to clear the better part of one row. Still plenty more to go. I hope that the weather will be better next week. Martha has plans to finish it later in the week. More power to you girl.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
It stayed dry for us today but a cold wind was blowing. I hope the weather will improve soon.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Brian, Miranda and I went down today to rebuild the old compost bins into a new herb bed, and guess who we ran into down there. Jack. He was just loading up his rather large tiller into the back of his pickup. He had just finished tilling the rows that were ready. Wow, does it ever look nice.
Brian cut down the bins and reconstructed them into a new herb bed. Miranda and I did what we could to help. The beds will still need quite a bit more soil before we will be able to plant them with herbs.
4/12/08 -- We had a wonderful garden orientation meeting today with lots of new and renewing garden members. It is going to be an exciting year at the Community Garden because we have lots of dedicated gardeners who want to learn and make this garden a success. My sincere thanks to everyone for all your hard work and dedication. Let's enjoy transforming this garden, have some fun while watching it evolve and grow lots of fresh produce for our food pantry!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Today was our first official work day of the season. What a beautiful way to start. The sun was shinning brightly and we had so many gardeners out, new and old. Miranda with the help of Linny caught a little green tree frog. She held it in a container for a while then decided to release it after our orientation meeting.
The meeting went well. Lots of questions were answered and folks now have a good idea what the garden is all about. Thank you David.
After the meeting about eight of us stayed and cleared a few more rows. There was a good amount of grass taken out and we found quite a few large earthworms. We still have eight to ten more rows to finish preparing so we can plant in them. David planted some broccoli plants(I think) out in one of the first rows for the food pantry. Miranda helped him water them in.
All in all it was a great day,
Monday, April 7, 2008
April 6, 2008
At last our new garden shed is up. Well, almost up, minus the roof but it should be complete soon. A huge thanks goes to all the guys from Covenant Church who so generously donated their time and talents to complete this project.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Today was a wet work day. Six people besides my self, Hanna, Jack, David, Bev, Suzann, and Heidi, showed up to help clear three more rows. We are more then half way done now, but still feeling the pressure of spring on it's way. There is a lot to do these next few months. In this picture if you look very close you can see Dave saving a few onions. Bev added some kale from the garden to the Salvation Army food pantry. Jack and Dave also dug up some chives and reset them in gallon pots to later sale at the market.