Hello sweet ladies!
Thank you again for making the party so much fun!
Yesterday I left you with going to find Momma Cow, who we thought had her baby. We looked all over. From what our friends Gail and Leroy said, she will hide her baby and later bring it out to show us. So, what will be doing? Waiting some more!
We did find a baby though. As I was walking I a saw a Momma Mourning Dove fly off her nest. Look at this little tiny baby. Isn't he. . . . . . cute? I think there might be another word for it, but my Momma always said to say something nice.
Here is another picture, you can see how poorly the nest is made. It is amazing that any babies live after the Kansas wind blows on it.
Some ladies wanted to know what we do when we garden, so I thought I would give a step by step on how we do our mulching. I talked about it the other day, but yesterday when we went to the newspaper company, Mr. Phil thought that the ends of the paper they use for printing the newspaper, would work fantastic on the garden. We got up really early this morning to get a head start laying the paper out. The heat has been real hot here in Kansas and very sticky in the day. Ick!
If you want to have a real nice mulch, you will need bails of straw and newspaper or if you have a newspaper company by you, they might sell you some of the end rolls of paper.
It is so easy! We just rolled it out. Usually we have to lay each newspaper down and it is a pain. This worked fantastic! ! ! It makes my life easier and I like that.
Then we rolled out another piece on the other side of the plants. Butt the paper as close as you can to the plant. Then you will have hardly any weeds.
Along each edge Mr. Phil put a little dirt on the edge of the paper to keep it from flying. Works great!
I started to lay the wheat straw on top of the paper.
See the little basil plant all snug? Hardly any weeds can get through. I love it! I never ever have to weed! YES!!!!!
This is what it looks like. Wonderful! I don't have to do anything else. Oh, one more thing I guess, pick the produce, which is not a problem for me! Then I will have to get busy and start canning. I love that part.
I think it is so neat that the little moon and stars watermelons plants already have stars and moons on them, even when they just start to grow.
Mr. Rooster thinks he is hiding from me, but I know exactly where he is. He doesn't blend in to the flowers very well, do you think?
I have 3 of our grandchildren here. I am going to finish sewing up Savannah's apron with her. It will be a memorable day for us.
Blessings from the farm and have a wonderful weekend!