The weather has been unusually warm in Oklahoma - and with that brings spring fever!
Steve and I have been diligently trying to become farmers - a little at a time of course, but we are working that way. This morning we decided it is well time to plant a garden... well, at least tilling the dirt to plant it.
When we walked outside, this is what we started with:
We roped our dream garden off discussed the process in which we would start. We decided skinning the grass off would be the first step, so 'Farmer Red' tried 'skinning' the grass off with the tractor. We quickly learned that we were taking much more dirt than we wanted to and the 'skinning' wasn't working so well for us, so he hooked up the tiller to the tractor and off he went.
We were super excited to see progress - and quick progress at that!
So now we have a perfectly tilled garden, which over the next few weeks, he will till a couple of times a week. Once we do that, I will start making mounds in it with a few very wide rows. Our garden is 32' x 48' - so I think we will have plenty of food for us AND the neighbors. Check out the first 'finished' process pictures - now mind you, he will continue to till for a few weeks:
Megan and I will start our seeds today in starter pots and put them in our greenhouse.
And before they go into the garden area, Steve and I will add a smaller fence and gate around it to keep the deer, 'coons and other critters out. Now I haven't figured out how we keep moles out, but at least some of the critters will be staved off.
I am so darned excited! I cannot wait until we have all our little plants growing in our little corner of the world. We will soon become farmers - well, veggie farmers anyway!