Oct 31, 2018

Last of the greens

Not much left in the garden that is still green, except the late planting of Brussel Sprouts....

Oct 30, 2018

Fall carrots

I love harvesting carrots in the Fall after a couple of frosts. 
It seems to make them sweeter. 

I had some big help with my harvest ... Yes, she gets the "just her size " tiny ones but my little grubby garden helper needs a haircut....Can you tell? 

We settled for pulling her bangs back in a ponytail so she can at least see where she's going until we can get her a fancy hair appointment. It's not always glamorous being a garden girl!

Oct 29, 2018

Garlic Planting time

Here we go again.... Its garlic planting time for my little garden.

According to the Farmers Almanac, October 28th. & 29th. is a great time to plant root your crops. So, that being said, today was the day to get this task done before the most barren period on October 30th. and 31st.

This year's varieties are

  • Majestic
  •  Montana Giant 
  • Georgian Crystal

*The Bad news*
Found a gopher hole in the garden bed that I was preparing to plant in.
The gopher trap has been set and now we wait and see if we get lucky and trap those little buggers before they start doing damage!

Jun 6, 2018

Time to get back in the garden...

Time really slips away sometimes...This past month was consumed with my day job and preparing for one of the biggest vintage shows that coincides along with my soapmaking business. That left me neglecting the garden once again. Yes, the weeds are trying to take over again but I am determined they will be tackled and conquered by this weekend. I am behind on my planting schedule too. I will just get what I can... when I can... planted!

So, there's that!!!!

In the meantime, I am enjoying the blessings of the Iris's blooming and harvesting the lettuce that didn't need any special attention while I was preoccupied with other things.

May 3, 2018

Simple pleasures

Simple pleasures are simply being so satisfied that your daffodils are up after a long winter and still having toys left around the yard from your now adult children!

May 2, 2018


Look what's up!!

These ones are planted inside the deer fencing this time...Now we can enjoy!

Apr 6, 2018

Must be Spring...

Although, there is still plenty of snow around the yard... The garden has completely melted out this week. I have never been so happy to see dirt!

This was the year of the never-ending Winter. Ughhhh! Am I getting old? There are those days I just don't want to deal with snow...You know the yucky end of Winter snow!

 As for the birds, they are happy for the change as well, we have been enjoying the sounds of the Cheeseburger bird, watching the Robins work at building their nest under the eves of the house and digging worms and the little Chickadees have been house hunting and scoping each birdhouse out for a potential love nest.

Mar 10, 2018

Garden tool

Well, at the moment this is the only garden tool that I'm able to use... Forcast is calling for much needed sunshine and warmer temps... Not too much longer now.... Looking forward to the great melt out and getting gardening season under way!!

Pepper Sprouts

Little Jalapenos are up and enjoying the sun in the kitchen window

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