Time to show you around!

Well, to further introduce myself, I'd like to use today post to show you around our little slice of heaven :)  Unless otherwise noted, the photos were taken about 10 minutes ago :-) Went out to take them just for you!

The Lilie Patch beside the Generator Shed in Early Summer. (I can take ZERO credit for this :) This was all the original homehowner

A view of the side-yard. The house (trailer) is to the right. Garden,Swing-set, Shed, and Clothesline is to the left.

A view out back. Clothesline is in the trees to the right (next pic) and the garden is to the left. 

View of my makeshift - turned - permanent Clothesline. I've got 7 Strands to use between all the trees. Enough for two good sized loads.

Our tree island out front. The road way lies on the other side. Driveway is running up the right side (way over from edge of pic) and the trailer is to the left. 

 Our lilac bush. Blooms oh-so-pretty deep purple blooms. I regretfully missed that photo-op!

And the moment you've all been waiting for....
The pityful garden spot! Beans in front, Corn in back, onions to the left (just out of frame)

My row of BEANS! 

See, there really is some beans growing!

Then, here is my row of corn. Pretty sad and no where near the size of the corn along the roadside. I'm not sure if it is mainly because I planted so late and haphazardly, or just the lack of water. I'm thinking a little of all three. I suspect the family won't be enjoying any home-grown corn this year :(

And what sprouted from the bean seeds. Needless to say, there wont be any bean harvest this year! 

There you have it! The quick tour! Look for more pictures from our trip out back this spring on my next post! 

Have a great night y'all!


Holy Drought!

Well, here in Northern New York, we haven't had much measurable rain ALL summer. Sure, we get a shower here or there... after two straight weeks of ridiculously high temps scorching all lawns and gardens in the area. So, needless to say, yesterdays rains showers were pretty much only good for getting the freshly hung clothes soaked enough to take a full day and a half to dry. *Sigh* Better than none I suppose... and can't say I mind the fresh rain smell on the clothes either. Just stinks when everything but the heaviest of heavy fleece pajama pants are the only thing left in the closet : /

My negelected garden is looking pitiful as ever. Corn and beans are the only thing growing. And even those are barely 8" tall. But I DO have a couple of beans forming! WooHoo!! Might give me the much needed ambition to be NICER to my garden next year :-) This year was pretty much a dig up a spot, and throw some seeds in to see how they do with no kindness, kinda year. Next year, I plan on putting more thought and time into it. For next year is when the REAL homesteading is going to begin!

Well, kids are ready for bed, so blog time is short for tonight. But I HAD to get a post on here. Gotta get things moving here and in reality.  Have a good week everyone!