Thursday, July 1, 2010
My little water garden is doing well. I had divided the water lily when I put it out after it spent the winter in a bucket in the garage. The main plant has already produced two flowers and the two divisions are growing nicely, producing ever larger leaves. The irises have bloomed and need to be moved to a larger pot. The miniature cattails are also growing nicely. I was considering getting some water hyacinth like I had last year, but the water lilies have filled the space.
I still don't have half of the vegetable garden planted, but what is planted is growing nicely. I'm expecting a bumper crop of cabbages and potatoes. The black currants are ready to harvest and the red currants soon will be ready. I usually just run the currants through the steamer juicer and can the juice for later use. We're enjoying the fresh strawberries every day.
I'm still working on expanding the goat pasture. The goats have eaten their way through the tangle of blackberries to our property line. Now, I just need to drive about ten more fence posts and I'll be ready to hang the new fencing. The goats should completely destroy the remaining blackberries in their expanded enclosure before the end of the summer. At least that is the plan.