Our life living off the land in our log cabin, breathing fresh mountain air, and getting back to basics.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


A garden requires some work, some love, some knowledge (or learning as you go, as is mostly our case) and a great deal of patience.  I've confessed before that patience is not something that comes naturally to me, and I find the wait part so looooong!  Thank goodness there is the water and weed part that happens often in between!  Not to mention the fungus, bug & bird control and other maintenance issues that must be taken care of. 

I am so excited to report that several of the zucchini appears to have begun flowering!  Now this is a plant that accommodates my need to see results quickly, though I must admit I was completely surprised when I saw this today!  Woo hoo, we may be able to begin enjoying the fruits of our garden sooner than I expected!  (Did I sound like I was complaining earlier about the waiting? Just ignore that, LOL!)

Speaking of maintenance, what do you think of my "living off the land" snow pea plant trellises?  Made from small branches of trees we've cut, and some twine we had in the basement that I strung between two branches so the peas can climb with support.  Let's see if my construction holds up over time!

The squash and beans from our 3 Sisters Garden is sprouting. I love to watch the progress...this is one squash seed beginning the push through the soil, can you imagine the strength of this seed that is only 1/3 inch big when planted 1/2 inch into the ground?
And this is the same seed sprouting through, reaching for the sun!

I do have to admit, I do enjoy the process.  Each morning, we walk to the garden and admire what we have.  I am so grateful that we are living this life right now...  It is true, patience is a virtue I continue to pursue, but it does seem the Universe is working with me!  Life is good!

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Osage Bluff Quilter said...

We do a "garden walk" either early morning or after dinner or both most every day.

Dick said...

looks like you're having fun

Lise said...

Patti, same here, it is so nice to begin and end the day with the garden, and so much can change in that short time!

Yes indeed Dick, we are enjoying it)