Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Dirt Farmers. Or Not.

This year will be 'attempt to have a garden' effort ten.  We are really trying to do it right this year.  We will not let weeds overtake everything this time, oh no!  We're really going to grow stuff!

We have a new spot we're trying out, the site of an old barn that we just tore down.
Hopefully it'll be fertile, and it's nice because it doesn't have grass already growing there (so we're one step ahead, right?)

The boys check out the site:

I thought it would be cute to take a pic of the twins in the wheelbarrow, but Reid didn't find this amusing at all. 

Turns out Reid held a grudge over the wheelbarrow incident: 

Chasing a few chickens: 

Pierce was only too happy to pose in the wheelbarrow for me: 

Cort found Daddy's gloves: 

Reid helps us pick out rocks (of which there are many): 

Happier times, Reid has finally forgiven me for the Evil Wheelbarrow, so long as I agree never to try that again: 

And Cort 'drives' the tractor - after which he refused to do anything else BUT drive the tractor: 

Wish us luck!  Next up will be digging out more rock, tilling and rows, and then putting up a fence to keep out the deer and chickens.  Then, assuming we make it that far, we'll be planting! 

On Friday, I'll be linking this post to Farm Friend Friday, over at Verde Farm:

36 comments:

CanCan said...

Babies often don't appreciate a good photo op! Actually my "baby" is 3 and he still gets ornery sometimes when the camera comes out.

Karen said...

I remember well all those days of rock picking in horse paddocks.

Cute pics!! your boys are adorable to say the least.

Homeschool on the Croft said...

Love the photos! I'm looking forward to seeing your garden. We began ours 3 years ago - I couldn't believe that things actually grew! I'd never kept a plant alive in my life up until then, but previous 'greens' had always been indoor plants which I had to water.....and duly forgot every time! Outdoors, God waters them (well, here in Scotland it happens that way - maybe you'll have to water them yourselves!).
You will love it. The bug has totally bitten me, and I'm posting today about some of my seedlings which are popping indoors, and will be planted outside in a few weeks.
Can you tell I'm excited?!

Nancy said...

Okay, so the pics of the twins in their cowboy hats is officially my favorite of them. How did you manage to keep them on their heads during the "photo shoot?"

Adorable. :)

Andrea said...

Awesome pics and good luck!

Angela said...

I love your little farmers! They are so cute in their hats and bib overalls! I'd say you need to put some of that horse manure in your garden and till it up. We actually bought a dump truck load a few years ago for our garden. Unfortunately between the deer and the drought we don't get much! lol

Have a Great Day!
Angela

Sonya Heilmann said...

Your boys are too cute. I love the cowboy hats and overalls.

I can't wait to see how your garden turns out.

texwisgirl said...

those are some adorable farmer boys! good luck with the garden! yikes!

Snapper II said...

Success is only one hill of beans away. I hope you get to eat the fruits of your labor. That is if the deer and chickens don't beat you to it. LOL! Good luck.

Snapper II said...

Oh I forgot to say you have an experienced group of farm hands. LOL !!!

singedwingangel said...

My mom and I have a garden every year. Last year she was talking how her parents never watered their garden once it was planted and it grew like mad.. I wonder if it would make a difference if we didn't water it like we did last year and make less weeds for us.. The weeds drive me batty.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The boys looks so cute with hats on. I bet the loved the dirt.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

It's the cowboy hats that slay me--the utter cuteness! And the mad face about the wheelbarrow fiasco!

Canyon Girl said...

Your boys will grow up to be farmers, I think. I wish you luck and hope to get updates on your progress.--Inger

Sandy said...

Lisa! You boys are just adorable. I love the overalls and cowboy hats...so darn cute. Good luck with your garden.

Greenacremama said...

Hello...love the hats!!..Thanks for the follow...following you back from Adventures at Greenacre : )

blueviolet said...

Your boys are so stinking cute! That's going to be a heck of a garden out there.

Texan said...

Cuteness times 100 :O)

Valerie said...

With all your adorable helpers, you will have the best garden ever, I think!

We are going to try serious gardening here too this year. We planted stuff last year, but didn't put much effort into what happened after that-this year though-we are going to try to do better:)

Ginny said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! They are just beyond adorable, especially in those little overalls. The wheelbarrow incident is TOO funny!! You are the first blog I have checked today, and you have really made my day. They are very blessed to grow up in such a place and with you as their mom. I love the way you see humor in everything, you are a joy to read. Now, what will you plant? I look forward to the further adventures...

Home In The Hollow said...

What a great summer project...not the garden...the BOYS! Have a wonderful time...see you soon!...:)JP

Mary said...

Those are awesome pictures! The overalls and cow boy hats are the cutest thing ever :)

The Princess said...

Awesome - we are working on getting things started with our garden too. I need to post up some pictures. We had some surprise winter survivals. I hope that the babies will be as helpful as Buddha Bear has been. He loves to "grow them" with water - unfortunately I don't know how much my mango seedling likes that lol.

Misty said...

Oh my goodness! LOVE the grudge photo... adorably fun shots!

Randy said...

Great shots of your little farmers! Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Shell said...

That pic of Reid pouting after the wheelbarrow incident is too cute!

Kim said...

so cute. love the cowboy pacifiers! we are right there with ya.. have you checked out mother earths news garden planner, going to work on mine tonight. we are too late to plant for spring in AZ but my next season will be July, can't wait to see how it goes for you.

Myya said...

Good luck, that is awesome! Gardens are so wonderful! I can't seem to ever really keep much alive but I sure do love raiding my sister's garden LOL.

Ok so your boys.... HOW STINKIN CUTE ARE THEY!!! The overalls... ohhh I am swooning over them. Oh & that picture of Reid pouting... that my friend is frame worthy!

Allison said...

Such cute kids! I love watching my kids play outdoors... sheer happiness!

Patrice said...

That little farmer's expression says it all! Such a funny photo. Have a good weekend!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cute, cute, cute, lovin' the boys in the overalls and hats! Best of luck with the garden:@)

Leontien said...

ohhh i love those boys and their hats!!!

Thanks for sharing
Leontien

Chatty Crone said...

Can I just tell you how adorable the boys are - and glad he finally forgave you!

sandie

jennohara said...

The last picture of Cort looks like he's "backing up" the tractor! :)
Adorable pictures!
Good luck with the garden...sounds like a great plan to me.

Brimful Curiosities said...

With adorable helpers like that how can your garden possibly fail?

Teresa said...

Looks like you're off to a great start with the garden. Very cute helpers!