Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Busy day in the garden..........


My dad and step-mum came up for the day on Wednesday and helped me in the garden.  Dad spent most of the day roto-tilling and digging over my veggie patch.  It's a heck of a lot bigger then it was last year, so I am hoping for bumper crops of everything!!

I still have to edge all down the left hand side and straighten it all up.  Then its just to rake and then I can plant.

My step-mum was busy in the raspberry patch doing a bit of raking.  I had thought I had managed to kill all the raspberries, but we did see signs of life in the odd place, so there is hope I may be picking raspberries this year!
In amongst all the good things, pests have arrived back, including these rotten catterpillers, that eat all the foliage on the tree.  So I need to get the blow torch out and burn them out of the tree's, unless any of you have any bright ideas?

It's Earth Day today.  I'll be honest I don't have anything planned to celebrate Earth Day, do you?

Every day is Earth Day. ~Author Unknown

As I am writing this on Wednesday night, I am pooped all that fresh air and exercise isn't good for me I have decided, as I am shattered!!  Remember I am allergic to exercise!

Enjoy your Thursday.....


Sunny said...

I recently came across you blog and really have enjoyed reading it. The quotes really gave me a good laugh.
I am also British born.
Sunny :)

Jenn Jilks said...

Every day is earth day when you have a garden!!!
That's what I think in My Muskoka !

LizBeth said...

Well, foot, why would you make us wait till tomorrow? Old news is no news! You're a columnist now.

Liz, Republic of Texas

Lib said...

Happy Earth Day to you!
We try to make everyday Earth Day!
Love the pix.
Girl, you are BUSY! FUn busy huh?;o)

its me, sam said...

No blow torch, too many people have hurt themselves doing that! Google the problem and find a nice, safe solution! I like your blog and wouldn't want anything to happen to you!

mommanator said...

you are so industrius! I am having trouble gettiing a small patch done

Tracey said...

What is Earth day? Happy day anyhow! All that exercise.. STOP! Or you will waste away!! xxx

QuiltedSimple said...

You've been busy! You'll have a big garden this year. I can't wait to plant mine

Star said...

The rhubarb looks wonderful. It is such a glowing red. Is it a special sort? My father in law gave me some 'cherry' rhubarb once and it looked very similar to yours. My mother told me to grow it on the compost heap. Apparently it does very well just there.
Looking forward to seeing what else you are going to grow.
Blessings, Star