Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Rain, rain go away...

I want to make another garden today! Yeah, I know, April showers, blah, blah, blah.
I just got a tiller and I want to till! I have been wanting a rototiller since we bought our house and, well, new ones are too expensive and used ones go so quickly. Every time I would find one in the paper it would be sold by the time I called. So my dear, sweet mother has given me/loaned indefinitely her precious old John Deere. They have two large tractors to plow their monstrous garden and didn't really need it. The poor old thing had been sitting in their shed unused for years. My step father took it out for me on Easter and had it running in about 30 minutes. Nothing runs like a Deere, right?
So I managed to double the size of my veggie garden yesterday. I think I'll make a few smalled beds for cukes and pumpkins. I already have the hose out on the ground mapping my next flower bed and I have a bunch of plants lying around waiting to be planted... Scotch Broom, Lupine, Delphinium, foxglove, Siberian iris, heuchera, forsythia, blueberries, meadow rue...
Is it time to go to Longwood again? (I put a little Flickr Slideshow widget on the right hand side so you can go to Longwood too!)



I did manage to paint one sign over the weekend. A bay overo Paint horse. He's currently on Ebay this week. I started a mini donkey foal today which I hope to have up on Ebay soon too. Haven't had a chance to work on on oil yet.

16 comments:

Marbella Designs said...

Good luck with your garden. We too have a garden, albeit a small one. And boy, aren't freshly grown veggie and fruits just delicious?

Marbella Designs said...

Oh, and your painting it just beautiful!

Linda said...

I just got a tiller, too! I'm hoping to use mine tonight or tomorrow. I also have plants sitting around waiting to be planted--and planted four Forsythia last week. Good luck with your garden!

Fab Fibers said...

Its been so cold and yucky here, that gardening is about out of the question for now. It still freezes at night. And the rain, blah, blah, blah...lol!
I want Spring in the worst of ways.
I love the sign you did.

Jennifer Rose said...

I would love a yard big enough to have to use a tiller in. Love Lupins, hate the fact they grow like weeds everywhere.

the sign looks really nice :) very nice splashy markings

Kathleen Coy said...

Love the new sign, the horse is gorgeous! Have fun with your garden. It can't rain all the time... ;-)

Zan Asha said...

Hehee, Jen, I have envy! That you have a tiller, and that you have SPACE to grow a huge bunch of fruits and veggies!

Angie at Free Rein said...

We have rain too. I wanted to plant our potatoes yesterday and the day before and the day before...
I know you'll enjoy the tiller. I'd love to have one for small spaces, like a strawberry patch.
Love the new sign!

Sarah said...

LOL Jen, dont feel bad it snowed here this morning - again!!!
Love the new sign - the movment in this one is wonderful!!! Sarah

Heather Page said...

For me it's "snow, snow go away". If only I was even close to gardening. I'm so envious. Stupid snow!

jane augenstein said...

Jennifer, LOVE the horse sign, beautiful!
I agree, rain, rain go away at least until I can plant something in my garden; right now it's pouring! I haven't gotten anything planted yet. It keeps raining just when it starts to dry out some it rains more! Grrrr! I want to plant potatoes, peas and other cold weather crops.
We have a TroyBuilt tiller, got it more than 20 years ago. It was very expensive but it has lasted and lasted. My husband used the big John Deere to till the garden deeply and I use the tiller to keep the rows weed free. I love it!

Paint Girl said...

I just love your Paint horse Welcome sign! LOVE IT! But than I am the biggest Paint fan anyways!
I am with you on the rain, I just want summer to get here! Of course that means yardwork but as long as it isn't cold or wet I'll be fine!

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

I'm jealous of your tiller! The new sign painting is lovely.

Kathleen said...

love the horse and the Deere!

Meghann said...

Oooh have fun with the tiller and I hope the rains stops long enough to let you out in your gardens :)
I love getting my hands dirty in good ol' honest dirt.
Have fun!!

Longears Lover said...

Was reading through and saw you were working on a mini donkey foal painting for ebay. I would hope to get a chance to see what I know will be an adorable painting. If it ends up on gift items at CafePress, I would especially love to know about it so I can feature it on my Longears Love website. I already have some of your horse stuff there; I would love to add your longears works.