Saturday, May 1, 2010

Getting dirty

Not this kind of dirty, tho.

And not dirty by doing this.

No. This kinda dirty. Llama bean dirty.

The previous owners had 3 llamas. I know, right? How cool is that? I get my farm AND it had llamas on it before....

Well, let me just say, they left behind lots and lots of piles of beans.

So, I decided to get my trusty green wagon.

Fill it up with those beans.

And take all those beans and put them in the garden.

After one load tho, I decided that my little shovel I had just wasnt cutting it. That said, we decided to run some errands.

I totally need to just buy a great big box of PVC parts. They kept G busy for quite some time.

So did these mini shower doors. They were quickly made into a drive thru restaurant and G was asking the people walking by what kind of ice cream they would like. He was a very friendly ice cream guy.

This shovel came home with me.

And, OH BOY, was it ever easier to load up llama beans with that great big shovel.

Once that wagon was full I then had to go get the tractor. Which meant I had to back it out of the shed. (I hate driving in reverse.)

But I did it. And didnt even hit anything. So, off I go to load up the wagon.

The garden should be fantastic this season!



14 comments:

Kelly or Alex said...

How cool is that! Llama beans make great fertilizer and aren't they nice to put the beans in piles for you. Love the new shovel.
Kelly

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oooh...my mind is just flitting with all the things I want to comment on...
Wow! Look at G. pulling those garbage cans up that driveway. I know I was huffing and puffing just walking up it and I wasn't even tugging anything behind me!
Heyyyyy...that shovel looks familiar!
Nice back up job, Marc. :-)
Did that one wagon-load take care of most of those boy-llama bean piles or do you have a lot more to do?
Oh, and hey, too bad you don't have your own llamas, you could totally do a test garden where you do half with the old llama beans and the other half with new (your) llama beans and then see which side grows better. Get on that, would you? lol

frugalmom said...

kelly: Thanks for stopping by! I am excited to see how the llama beans affect the growth in the garden. And I LOVE my new shovel.

danni: G had a ball carting those cans up the drive...you should have seen him. Initially he wanted to be in charge of all three...that didnt work out so well, so he "let" me cart one. Dont you love my new shovel??? I was spoiled at your house with that great shovel and needed one of my own. :-)
Oh jeez...heck no. I have done 4 of those wagon loads so far. And I anticipate about 4 or 5 more. Luckily, those llama boys stayed in one pasture...and how nice of them to keep their beans (mostly) in big huge community piles for me. :-)

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Well, now I guess I can tell you that I totally looked for one of these shovels before I drove to your house...sadly, around these parts, snow shovels are "seasonal" and nobody had them for sale in April. Go figure. :-) Really glad you found one. That is one purchase you will never regret.

frugalmom said...

Aww. That was nice of you to look for a shovel for me. And honestly? I was very surprised when I saw this one in the store...it was just next to all the other garden shovels.
I was very happy to see it...even if the price made me shudder a bit. :-)

Farmgirl_dk: said...

I know. But it's totally an investment. :-)

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

Look at you driving that tractor around and backing it up and everything. You're such a farm girl! I love that you have a pasture full of llama beans - well, now you have a garden full of llama beans and that's even better! I totally laughed out loud at G in the mini shower doors using them as a drive thru restaurant. I can just imagine the smiles he gave people asking for their ice cream order. What a fun kid you've got there!

Diane said...

So those shovels must be a common commodity around my part of the country..cause you can ALWAYS find them here any time of the year..but I don't think I could have gotten it in my suitcase..I'm glad you got THAT job finished Marc, now we can move on to something else when I get there.. I like that basking out in the sun part, like you and Miss Danni did at her house..haha

CeeCee said...

It's official---if you can drive a riding mower with a trailer behind, you can qualified to buy farm animals. Tell you sweet hubby that I said so. :)

Congrats on all the free fertilizer! I will say, when I first read it I say "Lima Beans". Of course, it didn't make much sense that you'd be moving legumes.

Sarah said...

wonderful! That is awesome, and I loved the little guy playing drive through at teh hardware store! How creative!

inadvertent farmer said...

Free llama dropping are great! Camel isn't so bad either, yet heavier to lift than those little beans!

I'm so glad you've go yourself a place to have such a big garden! Kim

charlotte said...

So love your post & photos !! Sounds like things are going great.

sftbl12 said...

Llama beans? Seriously Marc, that couldn't have been exciting!

Farmer Jen said...

I thought it said Lima Beans at first too, but then realized that didn't make any sense. Great that you have your own garden fertilizer already there on your property. I bet it really helps your veggies grow strong. You sound like you are having so much fun!