Friday, March 25, 2011

"Let's put a door where that window is"

Matt needs a tractor size door into his workshop.

Before (outside)

Before (inside)

There's a gaping hole in the wall

After (inside)

After (outside)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Crops

K- New asperagus shoots are so exciting!

We started these from seed in pots at our previous home in Charlotte. They are pretty heavily mulched to keep the soil nice and cool and prevent drying. This is their 4th year. I'm not sure yet if I will cut any this year or not. I'll wait to see how many sprouts we get. These first ones look pretty thick and hearty.

The broccoli and cabbage are also looking pretty good.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Planting Zoysia

M-We planted 100 sq ft of zoysia sod (Myers) this morning. I used the bottom plow to dig out spots in the existing sod, then cut the zoysia sod to fit. Took a little different adjustment then actual plowing to get a nice level furrow, but once I got it set right it worked pretty well. Some furrows where a little shallow and some a little deep, but it sure beat doing it by hand! The Zoysia should gradually spread and fill in, 2-3 years from now we should have a nice drought resistant summer lawn. We got the sod from a local sod farm for $40, sure beats the junk they sell out of the catalogs. The boys were a big help cleaning up the old sod!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Flooded Pasture

M- We got around 4 inches of rain over the past two days. The pasture floods a little bit a few times of year, but the water usually drains in a day or two and is not a problem. The animals don't particularly like it, but the kids sure had fun splashing in the mud this morning.