Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Today on Ferrell Farm . . .

The days seem to be getting longer.  The sun actually came out today.  It really put me in the mood to be outside which is good thing since I have some seed potatoes and onions I need to plant.

After I picked up the boys from school, I hurried home to change and get out in the dirt!  I found my onions and potatoes, my rubber boots, and headed for the barn.  I decided to feed and water the chickens before I started on the garden.  Dave usually feeds the chickens. :)

They were happy to see me.  :)

The cows were happy to see me too.

They were "mooooing" at me the whole time I was out there feeding the chickens.  Unfortunately, I'm not the person that feeds the cows ever!  That's Dave's job!

As I was returning the chicken feed to the barn, I noticed my sweet husband driving up the driveway.  He took off work early to help me get the garden ready.  He's so sweet.  :)

I think he was worried about me using the tiller by myself.  That was fine with me! 

Our garden was pretty sad looking after a long winter of neglect. 

Dave worked hard using the tiller . . . getting the ground ready for planting.  Someone showed up to help him.

He insisted on helping till the garden.  :)

 Dave was so patient and sweet while Shane was helping him.  I know bending over and controlling that tiller while letting Shane "help" probably didn't make the job very easy, but Dave let him help as much as he safely could.

Dave tilled up a 10 x 10 square of the garden for my potatoes and onions.  The dirt was wet and gummy which  made it difficult to till.  We decided to let it sit overnight and hopefully the soil will dry out a little before I plant tomorrow. 

Shane was a big help to his daddy . . .  and he loved helping Dave squeeze the bar to make the tiller go.

While we were busy trying to get the garden ready for planting, the boys were having a great time on their 4-wheelers.

Zach had too much fun . . . mud riding!

Really Zach . . . like I don't have enough laundry to do!

Alex finished his homework quickly so he could ride too.

Alex even let Shane drive his 4-wheeler around. 

Sometimes he can be a sweet big brother!

All this activity on the farm between school and evening services at church.  A busy, busy afternoon for

                       the Ferrell boys and me!

1 comment:

  1. I'm loving your pictures of farm life! We were just talking about our garden the other day. We planted a bit late last was our first year to have a garden...but I told Jason this year we've got to do some research, make our garden bigger, and get started sooner than we did last year!


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