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May 2nd, Really?????

Well it is May 2nd in Kearney, MO and it is snowing!  The wind is howling and the temperature is hovering near freezing.  We have had a cold rain all day and is just now turning over to snow.  We expect a measurable snow by morning.  After the horrible drought we have had over the last year, I swore I would not complain.  So all the moisture of late has been wonderful.  But I do wonder about my strawberry patch, cherry and pear trees that have just bloomed.  Will I ever get my garden in this year??

May 1

May 2

June Garden Update

Well, it has been too long since I have done a garden update.  We are having a very hot and dry start to the summer but we have spent a lot of time watering and working in the garden to keep it producing.  And all the time has paid off.  Take a look at what is going on in the Parsons’ Prairie Farm Garden.

We have lots of tomatoes to look forward to.  I can hardly wait for that first BLT of the summer!

We have hot peppers coming along nicely for our soups and salsa.

And my favorite…..sweet peppers.

We are starting to see some green beans…..

……and cucumbers.

Our sweet corn is coming along as well.  Ahhhh, I can already taste that first wonderful bite!

Our strawberries are really beginning to spread now.  We will have a nice strawberry patch next year.

And last, but certainly not least, the blackerries.  We are picking them as they turn and they are delicious.  I have made several cobblers already, some blackberry jam and am now freezing berries so we can have those wonderful cobblers this winter. 





First Harvest

We picked our first little harvest last night.  We had some salad greens, spinach, green onions and radishes.  Delicious!


Spring Is Sprung

I’m so excited about my garden, berry bushes and fruit trees I can hardly stand it!  We have only just begun to plant the vegetable garden but so far the onions, snap peas, radishes, spinach and lettuce are coming along nicely.  We have a large strawberry patch that I just finished planting.  We will not have much this year but by next year, will be swimming in strawberries.  Yum!

We have some existing blackberry bushes and a gooseberry bush but have more blackberry, raspberry, and blueberry bushes to get planted.  Our grape vines are beginning to spread as well.

The cherry tree, apple trees, pear and apricot trees have all bloomed and are coming along nicely.

I try to do a little tour of the back yard every weekend to see how everything is doing.  You will see below that everything is coming along nicely and if it continues, we should have lots of jams, pies, cobblers and fresh fruit & vegetables in a few months.

The Grapevines





We had a little bit of a scare this week with the possibility of a late frost and I’m a little concerned about some strong storms heading our way the end of this week.  But if all goes well (fingers crossed) and we get some nice rain, we will have a huge crop to give away to family and friends.  My goal is to not have one blackberry go un-cobblered, one grape go un-jammed or un-wined, one cherry go un-pied, and one apple go un-sauced!  Only time will tell.