28 June 2009

New Lines

Our clothesline is up. This was the last major item we needed to address. Later in the season we will be constructing cold frames, but that can be put on hold for a little while. As you can also see in the photo, our plants are off to a very slow start. It really didn't help that our move prevented any planting until late May and the massive rains we've had have also brought things to a crawl. Last year the heat stuck around late in the season, so hopefully we will see a repeat of that and get a respectable amount of veggies in before winter.

We have been touring our local farmer's markets. We have gone without any grocery store produce for about a month now, which isn't all that impressive, but we are beginning to network and will hopefully be putting food by soon. We'll post some bits about this experience soon.

7 comments:

jaz said...

wow...your place looks great. my veggies are behind too. not only was it rainy and cool but we just haven't had much sun. i think i will go out and take pics of them as soon as i am done typing so others can compare. i am in zone 5b so take a look and you can see how they match up. i will post them tomorrow.

our friend Ben said...

Your backyard looks fantastic, Kelly!!!! And you did it all before you even planted anything. Kudos to you both! Now the structure is there, and everything else will follow. But here's the burning question: Where did you put the pirate flag?!

Kate@LivingTheFrugalLife said...

Nice! It's really shaping up quickly. So...do your neighbors think you're freaks yet? I think you have a great opportunity to demonstrate what is possible on a small city lot. And it looks like you're doing a fantastic job of it so far.

The Allotment Blogger said...

Well, I think you're doing a great job and in fact, winter crops save you more money, per inch planted, than summer crops do, because those winter veggies are always so expensive in the shops. Those raised beds are impressive!

laurel said...

Great clothes lines! Nice job.

Shebeezies said...

Nice! Remove the Jeep, turn the photo b/w and it could be circa 1940s.

Kelly said...

Hey everyone,

Thanks again for the wonderful comments. Our new neighbors do get a good chuckle every now and again when Meg and I are out back, but for the most part I think they dig it. We have noticed that people taking walks in our alley usually will stop for a solid look before pressing on. We don't have our pirate flag up yet, but I'm sure that when we do, the alley-gawkers will be on the increase.