Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Agriculture Report

Spent an hour or so yesterday tilling the garden and mixing compost in. Will probably spend another hour or so out there today. This week Mrs. Curley will be planting cucumbers, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, zuccinni, cantaloupe, and ...(Oh yes, green pepers).

We've been eating the spinach for a some weeks now. It is not uncommon for us to have a spinach and turnip green salad. (Spinach right from the garden tastes so different from the canned spinach or frozen spinach.) However, the spinach is about done. It doesn't like the hot weather. The lettuce is thriving and has been contributing (along with radish greens) to the salads also. We also have onions coming up. I think the herbs are coming up-but I get confused on which and what these are.

Mrs. Curley planted more flowers and rose of sharon and other things this year-really sprucing up the outside landscape.

The fruit trees (we inherited plum, peach, pear and apple trees-most are either too young to bear fruit or only bore a handfull of fruit last year. The exception, one peach tree is mature and yields some great white peaches.) are looking healthier this year. Although I can't imagine the apple trees are really going to do much here in the sandhills region of SC. But we'll see...

The rabbits: the last doe pulled out a lot of fur a few days ago, but never gave birth. Time to re-mate them. (Also about time to get some more chickens here. )

4 comments:

Stella said...

Have you ever thought about getting ducks? Duck eggs are supposed to be awesome.

JCurley said...

Maybe if I got rid of the dogs...

sharon said...

Oh yes ducks and dogs i do see the connection.................

Stella said...

Get rid of the older ones. It will be much easier to train the others after the old offenders are gone. That's just one gal's opinion!