Garden Update – March 2010

The old milk house

So I have some new pictures from up north – at my Uncles’ property also known as “the farm”.

It’s no longer a working farm as a tornado destroyed the barn years ago but the milk house, blacksmith shop and some of the other old buildings are still standing. This is from the days when everything was done by hand – before milk machines and expensive farm equipment.

My Grandpa was a blacksmith in the Army during World War I and also here at home as that was his trade in addition to farming.

The garden is nearly an acre in size and has been tended to every year since my great-grandparents.

I never knew them as my own Grandma and Grandpa were born in the late 1800’s.

Uncle Tom has tomatoes and peppers growing down in the basement under fluorescent lighting right now.

March 28 - Fluorescent Lighting - for now
March 28 - Tomatoes and peppers are the first starters

In a few weeks, they will be moved to the garden house outside.

This picture here is the plot where the garden house goes.

This is where the garden house goes up each spring

We put it up until the plants are ready to go in the garden, then the house is taken down until the next spring. We’ll also be starting cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and melons soon, to name a few.

Now that the weather is warming up, I’ll be going up north at least once a week to help out. Should be a lot of fun with my two-year-old who loves the farm and helping out! I’ll post some new pictures once the garden house is up and we’ve started more plants.

0 Replies to “Garden Update – March 2010”

  1. That is so cool! I remember my mom’s garden. It was about a 1/4 acre. I didn’t appreciate the hard work or the fresh taste when I was a kid, but I understand it now. Can’t wait to see more pics!

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