The Zarb Homestead

Living natural and healthy on a simple budget

Project 365: Week 38 July 15, 2012


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Amish farm finds

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Really hot peppers

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These are from MY Garden. My first picks of the summer! They could be my children, cause I am so proud of them.

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Playing pool at a local craft beer place. Really liked it there.

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Mr. Mal and his snack.

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This is my newest baby my Orion Skyquest Reflector telescope.

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My finds at the Earthbound Trading Company

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Brushing up on my Astronomy.

 

The Zarb Garden May 29, 2012


I know it is hard to tell from the pictures below but I finally have a garden. The pictures make it look like a bunch of weeds. This is my first garden, well technically second, I planted one last year and the hail storm killed it. I don’t really know what I am doing but I am giving it my best. Any tips would be of much help.

What my garden grows:

Tomatoes (I love my neon green tomato cages)

Tommy Toes

Cucumbers

Zucchinis

Jalapenos

Cheyenne Peppers

Habanero Peppers

Bell Peppers (green, yellow and red)

Watermelon

and finally Pumpkins

 

 

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Flower Garden – Sneak Peek May 15, 2012


I finally decided to plant some flowers in the flower bed on my back patio. I normally plant the flowers and the dogs dig them up, step on them, or knock the pots over. Last year I didn’t even bother. This year, I decided to put a small fence around the back side of it hoping this will discourage unwanted traffic. I guess I will have to wait and see if the fence works or they find their way around it or kick it over.

I still need to add mulch but I was happy with my little garden so far. The cat did bring me a dead mole and planted by the purple petunias. I guess he is helping with the fertilizer stage. If the dogs stay out of I am going to add more flowers soon. This is just step 1, sneak peek.

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Spring Has Sprung March 20, 2011

Filed under: postaday2011,Uncategorized — Sheena @ 3:05 am
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Sunday March 20th was the first official day of Spring, my favorite season! Over the weekend I started to scope out my yard for the projects I’m going to do this year. I have decided I am going to have a vegetable garden and add a new flower bed. My yard needs some TLC. It has a lot of mature growth that needs to be trimmed back and some of the flower beds are barely visible to the naked eye. Moss has covered the rocks outlining the beds and weeds have taken over. I’m hoping to have them cleared by beginning of April and start planting some seeds. I haven’t decided on what vegetables we are going to have other than peppers. I have never had a garden before so this should be interesting.
The family that built our house, the mother was an avid gardener and at one time had a stunning yard. However, once she passed her son continued to live there and didn’t maintain the house nor the yard. Once he got married, he put the house up for sale and this is when Phil and I purchased it. We are updating the whole house little by little nevertheless, remodeling cost a lot of money so we haven’t been able to do much recently. This is why we are starting to work on the yard; all you require is manpower or woman power and a lot of time.
I have taken pictures of some parts of the lawn I am going to start on. First, our main goal is to grow grass! The dogs make this mission harder than it should be. Since we have so many trees, the sun doesn’t reach several parts of the lawn. Thus, when it rains it just becomes a mud pit and of course it is the first place the dogs run too when they are let outside. Along with grass we need to purchase gravel for the side driveway. Over the years, since we live on a hill, the rain has washed away most gravel and left mostly dirt. We don’t even park on it anymore we park in the road. Our goal this summer is to add curb appeal to house, even though we are the last house on a dead-end road, it will still add value. We have a lot of work ahead of us but in the end it will be beautiful.

 



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