Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Green Monster

Since we've tidied up so much of the farm, one untidy item in the yard that Adam and I have decided we do loathe is The Green Monster.
It's that massive ivy-clad archway you see there. It's just shaggy-looking!
In warmer weather the ivy grows like '70s hair, and gets wild.
Well, today I suggested that Adam begin denuding it.
Lookie there! He hauled away so much ivy.
Some of it was quite thick.
We may move the arch to a different location. It's in surprisingly good repair.
After the farmer's market this morning, I tended to my greenhouse tomatoes. I put the herbs into the herb bed at last: parsley, cilantro, dill, thyme. The basil (of course) must wait; it is so tender.
I hope they transplant well. Parsley in the top right; thyme under the grass top left; cilantro bottom left; 3 dill plants bottom right.
The herb that used to be in that whole area was mint, and we all know how invasive mint is. So I decided to install it in the old feed trough in the pasture.
I think it'll look pretty in there.
My single squash plant has a luscious yellow bloom, alas already closed for the evening in this photo, but you get the idea.
We will probably put tomatoes in the ground in a week, maybe before. We're watching the evening lows quite closely now.


  1. I like the idea of moving the archway. It doesn't seem to have a purpose where it is now. Will a bench fit inside of it? Maybe it would look good in the area where you will have tea and admire your orchard? I like the mint idea, too. That should keep it contained! You guys are just overflowing with good ideas! :)

  2. Green Monster! LOL! Yes, it is/was!

  3. You are two busy bees along with the bees in your hives. :-)

    It's nice that the arbor is in good shape. I'm sure you'll find the right spot for it. I like Lisa's idea of a bench inside, a place to rest and have a cup of tea. Whatever you two do, it will be nice.

    Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

  4. Oooh, the squash! The arbour is really nice! IVy is SO difficult to get off once it's holding tight!!!!xx


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