Monday, March 21, 2011

Breaking Ground...

 ...literally.  Shaun broke the garden this afternoon - and. I. love. it.  I so enjoy planting a garden and watching it grow from seedling to sprout to harvest time.  And I'm especially grateful for the land to have a garden
and good health to work in it.
 
I'm  looking very forward to delicious home grown veggies to eat and to can.  Can't wait to line up the pretty jars in my new "soon to be" pantry.

 As you can see - lil' man is right behind his daddy looking for fishing worms...
...and he sure found a few.
Since I last showed you - we now have a roof - a metal one in "burnished slate".  We are really happy with it and think it fits right in.  Siding goes on next week!
Hope you get to plant a garden this year!  What's your favorite thing to grow?  Mine - well, I must say Mr. Stripey tomatoes!  lOOOOOOOOOOve 'em

Happy Spring my friends!
Cathy
Oh and P.S. - I'm having a lil' spring giveaway in just a couple of days - be sure you stop by to put your name in the hat.

21 comments:

Melody said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOh Cathy, I am sooooo coveting that metal roof.......
sniffsniffbwahhasniffsniff.........
We want one in the worst way for our 'city' cabin here in Cincy, but they don't look like that nor come in colors like that.
Okay I'm over it...LOL..I didn't even notice no siding it looks so good now under roof 8)

Stacey said...

What a beautiful view from the garden spot. Can't wait to see how things grow.

Deb said...

Your home is absolutely beautiful....and it's not even completed. Can't wait to see how you decorate it inside!!! Congrats!!

Vintage Gal said...

I love fresh veggies from the garden. I grow leaf lettuce, sugar snap peas, grean and yellow beans, tomatoes ~ but my favourite thing is the fresh sugar snap peas ~ yum ~ ;-)

Darlene said...

We have never had a garden but this year we are going to give it a try! Got to have tomatoes! Love the roof.

Look beyond the picket fence said...

Oh my gosh, your house looks so nice. You must be so excited! Your head must be spinning with all sorts of creative ideas! I love all kinds of fresh summer vegetables. I am looking forward to seeing how your garden progresses.
denise

mitchiesmom said...

What a wonderful roof!!! This is one of my dreams - to have a metal roof - I'm living my dream through you - thanks so much!!!

Country Gal said...

Sounds wonderful. love the photos. We had a veggi garden when we moved in it wasnt much so we removed it but I am thinking of making another one, we had one on the farm when I was a kid and I remember how much I loved the fresh veggies and picking them with my mum she also did canning. Hope you have a wonderful season of veggies and may it be plentiful for you. Have a great day !

Kim said...

Love the house! My son and I started working on our garden today but the wind was about to blow us away here in OK. First off we are planting strawberries.
Kim in OK

NanaDiana said...

I so remember those days of following the tractor...and hated the ones when we had to rock pick!!! I am loving your house...it is just gorgeous...PERFECT roof choice. Can't wait to see it sided! xxoo Diana

Mrs.B said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Country Dreaming said...

We love ANYTHING that grows in our clay like ground. Lots of ammending going to going on.
Love the progress on the house!

Melinda

anne said...

Wow, your house is huge and very pretty. It will be beautiful when you get finished. I know you are excited. I love the colors that you have chosen to put on your house.

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Thanks so much for the compliments on the house. Anne - you are too kind BUT the house is not as big as it looks - it isn't even a full second story in the back - it just looks that way - it is really tall however. But I am grateful and I feel blessed to get this opportunity. Sometimes I feel guilty about it but we have worked hard and this was a dream of my husbands. I pray that the move all goes smoothly and it'll be here before we know it. Gotta get busy packing up some things. ;-)

Susan S. said...

WOW...now THAT is a garden! Love the roof on your cute house too! Happy Spring Ya'll....from Houston, TX

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Cathy,
How wonderful!!things are really coming alone..You know we don't have a garden, how sad..We do have a lemon tree does that count LOL. We were thinking of planting some tomatoes alone the fence. Our pool and grass area take up all the space in our back yard and the rest is patio.
Have a sweet day and hugs,Elizabeth

Lori said...

How nice you can break the garden. We are expecting more snow next week and Spring is a ways off yet. I am also in love with your metal roof. We wish we had done that 15 years ago when we built our house. Enjoy your garden.

Beverly said...

Your house is looking great. Love that roof. That's a large garden. We will have a small one. I'm looking forward to tomatoes too. I will look for Mr. Stripeys. Strawberries too. Yum.

Becky said...

Cathy,
Thanks for sending me a msg yesterday...I really appriciate the words of encouragement. In fact keep 'em coming! I need all the help I can get right now. :) I have so many questions about BEING a farmer's wife that I just dont't know who to ask. Thanks for checking into my blog, sorry it's not much to read or look at...still trying to figure it out.
Btw, your new house is really looking beautiful! To watch it take shape from all your pictures is amazing. I hope you continue to have good luck and hope that you get to plant your new garden soon!
~Becky (small town farmer's wife..or trying;)

édis said...

olá,descobri seu blog,em pesquisa no google,sua casa na faenda é linda e apesar de morar no brasil e nunca ter conhecido os estados unidos ,tenho muita curiosidade a respeito do modo de vida dos americanos principalmente dos que vivem em zona rural.meu ingles é pessimo,usei o tradutor da google para poder ler no seu blog.um abraço.

édis said...

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