Monday, March 26, 2012

Minerva May Honeycut Returns

A little rain didn't dampen our gardening spirits this weekend.
Instead, it gave us the opportunity to work in the greenhouse.


We are never at a loss for willing helpers!
Amanda and I filled the workbench with pots of soil and planted seeds for
zinnias, sunflowers, morning glories,
corn, green beans, limas, purple broccoli, orange cauliflower,
pumpkins, squash and gourds,
as well as more onions and several herbs.


Over the next few weeks these tiny seeds will germinate and grow into seedlings 
that we will transplant into the garden boxes.


We donned our rain gear and also put 150 strawberry plants into the garden.
We opted for two varieties....AC Valley Sunset and Cabot.
Cabot are known for hardy, disease resistant plants and huge, sweet berries.
Goodness I can already taste the strawberry shortcake!

Minerva May Honeycut, mastergardener, had a makeover.


In  2009 she looked like this...


in 2010 (she had gone on a diet)....


2011...


And this year, after a little plastic surgery over the winter,
(I decided to try to make her face more three dimensional this year)
and a new wardrobe, she looks like this.....


(Thanks to Amanda for drawing her facial features.)

Minerva has been hard at work, tending garden much earlier this year.
As a result, the sugar peas look like this...


The rhubarb will soon be ready to start harvesting...


The perennial herbs are looking luscious....


Sunday's excitement included catching the Nigerian goats (always mayhem!)
for Hubbs and I to trim their hooves...


 And Dr. Becky to vaccinate and worm them...


By far, the best part of the weekend was a special visit by Tyler.



We had lunch and visited with all of the animals.



Bobby seemed to be Tyler's favorite this time.



But better than the animals was the ride in Aunt Becky's gator!


Weekends are always fun on the farm!

17 comments:

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

What a wonderful weekend! No need to ever leave the farm when life's that good. Oh how I wish for a greenhouse like yours. Have a wonderful Monday!

andy said...

Glad you had such a great weekend!! I love that first picture!!!!!have a great monday

pilgrimscottage said...

Minerva May Honeycut is too cute. You dogs do look quite willing to come in and help. Love the green house and it looks like the garden is going to be quite wonderful. I'd like a ride in the gator, too!

thecrazysheeplady said...

What a lovely weekend. Your greenhouse is gorgeous and I LOVE your master gardener!!! I did a spinning scarecrow years ago. Could it really be years ago???

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Country Gal said...

Looks like a perfect weekend to me ! Love your scare crow lady , your potting shed looks great ! Awesome photos ! Have a good day !

Karen Bates said...

Your garden is looking so marvelous! I just love watching the little seedling come up. Looks like a busy but fruitful weekend.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Oh Lordy... That Minerva is quite the looker this year.. LOL Love what you do to that girl.

missy max said...

Love your greenhouse..Minerva looks wonderful..?needs some boobs?..Frost tonight..protect your tender plants..So sorry I missed the worming and hoof trimming:)....Looks like the rain didn't deter fun at the farm...Happy Monday

GirlRural.com said...

Hahah, the picture of the goat was pretty funny. I like that the other goat is standing right there waiting to help out.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Good afternoon Bev! Looks like you've had a wonderful weekend albeit a bit wet. I LOVE Minerva May Honeycuts new perkier look...although I thought the old Minerva looked pretty darn good. Ooooo I love that long red dress she wore in 2010...I need one of those for me! Why is it when ever we try to loose weight the first place we loose it is in the boobs? I'm thinking that being you are a nurse that you could answer that question for the inquiring minds that WANT to know ;) Anyway...GREAT photo's as always and most especially the one with little Tyler and Bobby. Thanks for letting us feel we were there with you enjoying your farm. Have a great week!
Maura :)

Katmom said...

Minerva has also gone 'Brunnette' lol!
As always,,, luv your pics....
It's raining here,today and will rain until Friday to which it is suppose to go to rain/snow,,, & then snow on Sat...
I am living vicariously through your photos...
>^..^<

Michelle said...

Oh my...I do love your greenhouse! Minerva is quite the looker!

Bernadine said...

I love your garden set up. That's fantastic. It gives me hope for my garden. By the way, I love the name Minvera May Honeycut. Excellent!

Kris said...

Pete looks GREAT!!! He is really looking wonderful!!
XO

Sue Emerick said...

Could you please tell us how to put a Minerva together. She is so adorable.
Love your site.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Bev,
I LOVE Minerva May Honeycut! She looks great now.. Although I really liked all her other looks.
Your green house is magnificent..
Tyler is just adorable... What a great post..
I am having a wee mouse giveaway... Would love you to come and meet her..
Enjoy your week.
Penny

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Bev,
I LOVE Minerva May Honeycut! She looks great now.. Although I really liked all her other looks.
Your green house is magnificent..
Tyler is just adorable... What a great post..
I am having a wee mouse giveaway... Would love you to come and meet her..
Enjoy your week.
Penny

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