Today, one of my daughters and I headed out to do more of our monthly stock up that I wasn't able to do when I did our Costco run. It was a good opportunity to also order and pick up my husband's birthday pizza. 🙂 It's not his birthday today, but we tend to spread … Continue reading Green gold
While doing my rounds this morning and checking the gardens, I was pleased of fine a really big Madga squash ready to pick. After being seasoned with cayenne pepper, the groundhogs are leaving the summer squash alone and they are finally getting a chance to grow! There were even a few zucchini to gather. The … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning surprises
We had a brave little visitor while I was putting kibble out this morning. Junk Pile's kittens still run off when we come out, but a couple of them are getting a bit more brave about not going far, or coming back sooner. This handsome little tuxedo seems to be the more daring of them. … Continue reading Formal Dress
We're having some pretty hot and humid days of late. Not heat like we've been having all summer, thankfully, but more "average for August" hot. Though it didn't rain last night, when I came out to do my morning rounds, the dew was so heavy, I would have though we'd had some, had everything else … Continue reading Got it done!
As always during my morning rounds, I checked on the various beds to see how things are growing. This most mature of our Red Kuri squash has ceased growing in size, and is just beautifully deepening in colour as it ripens. While it's neighbour is getting bigger. We won't have a lot of mature winter … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: progress and pruning
Last night, for the first time in about two years, we actually used our fire pit and had a cookout! We even used the new fire grill my brother and his wife bought for us, for the first time. ❤ It was spur of the moment, so all we had on hand was hot dogs … Continue reading First cookout!
The last few days have been cooler and damp. Thankfully, we have not needed to do any watering at all of late. I think some of the plants in our garden have gotten confused! 😀 We are finally getting some "big" Tennessee Dancing Gourds. Most have been turning yellow, soft and falling off before reaching … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: progress
I finished off my rounds this morning by doing some harvesting in the garden. The beans in particular had plenty to pick. 🙂 I found a yellow bean, growing on a green bean plant! It didn't get picked. It felt completely empty. Any beans it might have had did not develop. I did find one … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning harvest and first potatoes, makes for an awesome breakfast!
Okay, I just have to start with the obligatory garden photos. 😀 I took these yesterday. The largest seed head of the Mongolian Giant sunflowers is opening up beautifully. Still nowhere near the size a Mongolian Giant seed head should be, but we'll see what happens in what's left of our growing season. What amazed … Continue reading But it’s a good tired…
As much as I love all the rain we've been having, I was happy to have a mild, sunny day to get some work done outside. I finally got around to tending the big L shaped beet bed in the old kitchen garden. This bed has had almost no tending, since we put the floating … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: tending the old kitchen garden