STARTING & ENDING A RASPBERRY PATCH
Seeing we had our Thanksgiving dinner with our children last weekend, we made moment by moment plans on what to do this past weekend. I cooked a ham instead of turkey and made a pumpkin dessert instead of pie. At the last minute we invited guests on Saturday & Sunday for supper.
CUTTING DOWN THE RASPBERRY PATCH IN MINUTES
The weather was sunny and warm on Saturday so Melvin decided to do a few jobs for me. I mentioned weeks ago that I wanted to take out the raspberry patch that was at the north end of the garden. After 6 years it had grown to be at least 5 feet wide so the plants on the inside were not producing too well anymore and it took a long time to pick them. He hooked the mower up to the tractor and with two swipes the whole patch was gone in minutes with all of the plants chopped up fine.
START NEW RASPBERRY PLANTS
Last year I started a few small patches around the house that are producing very well, so we will still have enough berries next year. In a few years I will again plant another row in the garden.
Moments later Melvin had hooked up the cultivator and he was tilling the garden. I had to run ahead and quickly dig out the Spanish onions that I wanted to move.
In no time at all the vegetable garden & raspberry patch were worked. An unexpected blessing for me!
So, we had a great weekend – we shared a few meals with some family and friends, we accomplished a few fall garden tasks, we took time to worship on Sunday and as well we relaxed and enjoyed the warm weather. We are very blessed & thankful!