Pioneer Woman at Heart

One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Monday, April 27, 2015

Busy Begins ~ First Asparagus


 I found this growing near my clothesline.

Hubby and I spent almost the entire day in the garden yesterday.


It's official.  The tiller is back to work.  Busy begins.

We got all of the potatoes planted - Red Chieftan and Red Norland.  I got the garlic all weeded out and we should be ready to start planting peas this week.  We both forgot how much work is involved, or more like the painful results (ha ha!).  Thank goodness for sore muscle bath salts.  

The strawberry beds are a mess.  I've got a lot of work cut out for me this week.  You should see my rose bed.  It's full of grass.  Check out all that purple dead-nettle in top of the photo.  Hubby tilled that up, but there is plenty more where that came from.

What a blessing it was to find this in the garden.  This year, I'll be planting basil around the asparagus, then the tomatoes.  All which help each other.


Susan said...

That asparagus is beautiful! Doesn't it make you wonder how all that weedage can appear when the garden has been covered in snow for so long?

Lady Jane said...

A pansy in the clothsline garden, what a treasure...
You have been really busy and coming along fine. asparagus, basil, tomatoes. That is a great heads up.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Susan, there are so many more weeds out there yet, but it was exciting to see the asparagus.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Lady Jane, we haven't put in the tomatoes and basil yet, as it is still too cold. We are making our plan for the garden plot though. I am just thrilled we at least got the potatoes planted. I plant my garlic in the fall, so it's one less thing to plant. It is coming up nicely.