I am not a fan of the summertime really. The heat kicks my butt (must be something to do with being a redhead with albino skin!) and really makes me miserable. The really great thing about the summer though (and you all know where this is going right?) is the garden. Since our garden this year is a fraction of what it normally is I am for the first time planning a fall garden. I have no clue how to plant a fall garden. There seems to be a lack of zone specific (I am either a 5a or 5b depending on who I ask) help online and its left me stumbling a little. Here is the for sure line up:
Greens (I plan to try some that we havent had before)
Other than that I am stumped. I need to start those seeds here pretty soon I belive but once again I am not too sure. I will be reading and searching the books this week and quite possibly head over to the extension office and see what info they have. I am excited to try a fall garden though. Each spring it warms up so fast that I dont get very good yeilds from some plants so I am hoping this is a way to stock the freezer better.
Hopefully this week Dean will make it to building the chicken coop. We never bothered with it after the old one blew over in late winter since we were selling the house. Now we will not have fresh eggs for winter but at least we can get some hens that will grow nicely before the cold sets in.
There is so much to do around here, our list is seriously a mile long and of course I add more things to it daily. We are just slowly going through and getting things done that we can.