Dreaming of Gardening

My Gardens

I am sitting in the office tonight finishing up some stuff ready to go light a fire, grab a glass of wine and chill. I have been dreaming of nothing but seed starting and how much frickin room I am going to have for gardening and raising live stock this Spring. I have been sketching and planning. I plan on having a large area with the shed, bunny hutch and chicken coop fenced in one area. We already have electrical fencing set up so I can turn that on in the evening to keep predators away. But I want the Vegetable Gardens all secured. The chickens can do some work while I am tending and I can bring my cat out with me and not worry about her.

She use to be out in the backyard which was fenced 6 feet high and loved it. Since we moved on the farm she has not been able to go outside. She is de-clawed so it would be a big mistake just in case. Sheesh she could run into the creature I saw out on the side of the house next to the corn field, that was totally freaky.

Here are some of my gardens when we lived in our last home. I had about an acre. My poor hubby would come home and I would have a new patch dug up. (He really was proud of his grass) :-) I save my Wine Bottles and Corks, this looks really pretty when you have lights .

My Raised Beds, we got every piece of this wood for FREE, I found a company on Craigslist that were closing their doors and said come and get it, within an hour my husband and I had two truck loads sitting in our drive way LOL.

I added a small garden that was not raised for the Soy Beans and more Cukes against the fence. I had all native ferns and Hosta I found for free from  Craigslist years ago

My husband and I build this retaining wall, yup we found the bricks off of Craigslist FO FREE :-)
I added straw  to retain the moisture, or is it hay?   I forget..  This section was for freezing and dehydrating my tomatoes.

This was called the Secret garden, when you drove by the front of the house it was quite stunning. I cannot tell you how many people called me the garden lady.  Seriously they would walk up to me at the grocery store and say don't you have the house with the red door and the gardens?  Aah shucks that is I.. LOL, I am lucky to be outside I guess when folks are traveling to and from work :-)

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April DecheineAbout April Decheine

April ran away from Suburbia to live life more sustainably with her husband. The kids are all grown but return quite often. She is a little city mixed in with Martha Stewart like smarts. She is an ex IT downsized Corporate gal. Follow her as she learns all the Green Acres chores on her 40 acre farm while introducing her readers to products she believes in.


  1. Wow, that's really impressive. I live on two acres and I tried a small raised bed, but I couldn't even get that to work.

  2. I love gardening. Your gardens are beautiful!

  3. Very nice! I love your raised beds. I have some, but they aren't as nice as yours.

  4. Wow, you did a really nice job, I have raised beds and cant wait for spring again. Love growing all my own stuff

  5. Great job!! I really want to start one myself!

  6. Beautiful garden!! I wish I had a backyard

  7. Beautiful garden. I'd love to have a ard I could do that in!

  8. What a great garden. I miss being able to have one.

  9. I would love to have a garden, but I have such a brown thumb. :(

  10. GREAT job! Here in Vegas any kind of garden is tough due to our weather but I would love to live somewhere where we could grow more of our own items!

  11. I didn't know people sell things on Craigs List for free…your garden is amazing!

  12. Wow you work so hard and I bet you get a lot of great veggies from there too


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