Friday, July 5, 2024

Harvesting, Tilling, Planting, and new Appliances!

I harvested the garlic this week.  There are some big heads on them so I'm happy.   

I also harvested some carrots..well actually I thinned them out and used these in a roast.

It's been awhile since we used the small rototiller, the Earthquake.  Husband got it out and got through two rows of tomatoes before it quit.  Needs a new carb, he said.  I think fixing the machines is half the job of homesteading.
We also put up a new birdhouse and planted Holly bushes in the front.  We decided on Holly after visiting Applewood.    We still need mulch and fix the bricks around the tree and bush on each side of the window.  It never ends!  

In the house we bought a new fridge (so glad) and now we need a new microwave.  It was time for them both.

What did we do before microwaves to heat up things?   I remember we didn't have one for a little while into our marriage.  They sure are handy!  

How's it going at your house?

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Kathy said...

Hope you are doing well and had a nice 4th of July!
Your garlic and carrots look great! I have only had lettuce out of the garden, and since it is so hot, it will probably bolt soon. I should be able to pick a mess of beans next week.
I have a tiny little tiller, but I mostly have raised beds now. Glad your hubby is able to replace the carb. Handy husbands are the best!
Your birdhouse and holly bushes are so pretty. Yay on the new fridge and microwave too.
Have a great weekend.

Belinda said...

Happy 4th to you Vickie!

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Happy 4th to you and your family. Oh so jealous you are getting a mess of beans already. Bean bugs were on mine...just put dust on them.
The holly bushes were planted instead of the over grown flowers. We are transitioning away from too much upkeep and need to raised beds like you.
Have a great weekend

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Happy 4th to you!
I put that on my Facebook page but forgot on my blog. Hope you had a good one.