Monday, February 24, 2014

A Weekend Spent Outside

Most of the weekend was spent out in the yard... it was totally our kind of weekend. We had some tough moments (trying to till our side yard for planting wildflowers was NO easy task)... but, we pretty much have the yard and garden ready for this upcoming season. The garden beds were cleaned out, seeds and cold weather crops are ready to be planted (after our last frost this week), and my hubby created a wonderful drip irrigation system all by himself. I'm SO proud of him... he read up on it, watched videos, gathered supplies.. and conquered. He amazes me. Thanks to him, we'll have a better water flow throughout our beds this year, and will be able to regulate how much each bed receives... different plants, need different amounts. Should make for a better harvest this year.

We recently picked up the book, "The Backyard Homestead", per a friend's recommendation... and we HIGHLY recommend it to anyone just getting started. The books is FILLED with amazing hints/ideas and is extremely motivating. We'll see how it goes... but I'm hopeful that we'll be eating lots of yummies from our garden in the near future.

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  1. I've been eyeing that book for awhile. I think I should grab it and maybe this year we can actually get a garden in.

    1. DO IT! :) You won't regret that book... it's fabulous.

  2. What a great day! I cannot wait to spend a day outside...but we do have patches of grass poking through the snow now :)