Monday, April 18, 2011

Barn Hop #9

You can visit the Barn Hop here

This week at our homestead we were pretty busy. I am trying to get something new going and it took up a lot of my time (more on that later), but the garden is going well.

The squash has what looks to be blossoms coming in and the cucumbers look good although the leaves near the bottom look a yellowish. The Moon & Stars watermelon has absolutely taken off. I have never grown watermelon before and it is looking so good and healthy. It must really love where I put it! I am thrilled to see so much progress. The tomato plants are small, but they are thriving so far. The potatoes are another thing I have never tried before and they are doing really well too. I am hoping for a good crop sometime during the summer/early fall. If they do well, I will definitely do those again! Pumpkins are doing well as are all the herbs and the beans. The corn is getting tall and making me proud and the animals have been leaving them alone.

I planted my dill and nasturtiums and have gotten a few little strawberries although it is really getting hot here and this is not the time for them. My big tomato plant (from last year) is still going strong and has 3 tomatoes on it. There are some more blossoms too, lol. I couldn’t be more thrilled because these particular tomatoes are excellent! This plant amazes me because it managed to live through the winter, but kind of died off, but when spring hit, there was new growth! I was astonished!

I have decided to wait until next year to get chickens. Right now I just can't afford it and I don’t have time to commit to them. I am really sad about it but at least I can be content reading about everyone else's chicks and learn from all of you experts. The bees are very busy collecting nectar and doing what they do. That is about it for now. Bee post coming mid week.

Enjoy the Barn Hop and go on over the Homestead Revival to check everyone out.


  1. It looks like spring found you! I guess I'm just going to have to do a little virtual gardening a while longer...looking forward to your bee post. We're still newbies at beekeeping and love hearing about other people's experiences!

  2. That strawberry looks yummy!! It sounds like you are doing a great job.You are so busy.Anxious to hear how that watermellon looks and taste. I have never heard of it before.

    Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  3. sounds likes your weather is farther along than ours here in Ohio. We are just waiting for the final frost.



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