The Year of Moving Forward

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Farm Work Day

A Winter Work Day on the Farm

Yesterday was just about perfect for a February work day.

Gardening on a farm (and at home) is a year round deal. This garden will be huge this year, you might can tell from this photo. Here onions and cabbage and collards are being planted. Summer will see fresh potatoes, squash, watermelons, broccoli, tomatoes, okra, peppers, beans and more.

The main project of the day was laying this walkway from the porch to the road.

The "women folk" are spending their cold winter days quilting. There's no comfort like that of a homemade quilt.

This Pecan tree got a trim. Bobby's cutting that little limb growing up in the middle of the tree (not the big branch). We have 2 gallons of pecans from this year's crop in the freezer, just sitting until time to make pecan cobblers, pies, pralines, sweet potato casseroles, and such.

After the work was done, we enjoyed homemade vegetable soup (from last summer's canning) and a fresh peach cobbler (also from last summer's canning), along with some barbecue pork and pintos.

There are always flowers of some sort blooming,for instance, these daffodils.

Farm life in North Alabama is not quite Green Acres, but Park Avenue? Hmmm. I'd do fine in either place.


Anonymous said...

place looks familiar

Joe said...

Yeah and we could have used your help. ;)

Anonymous said...

more than happy to help do work out there. nobody told me about it though. so whos the unlucky volunteer to get out there in the bama summer heat and pick them beans?

Joe said...

Well I guess you get to do that. I know how you like that summer garden work