Heading out to do my morning rounds, it was already getting really hot. As I write this, we've reached 28C/82F, and we're still about 5 hours away from when the hottest part of the day usually hits. We've got forecasts for possible thundershowers this afternoon. I hope we at least get some rain, but I … Continue reading Garden finds, mystery squash, and pretty things
Today, we harvested all three spinach beds! Looking at them this morning, I thought we could just harvest the plants that had started to go to seed and leave the smaller ones, but when we were ready to start, we realized that the smaller ones were going to seed, too! We ended up using our … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: first harvest!
Just a few pictures of the garden beds that I took while doing my morning rounds. This is the newest bed in the area where the old wood pile used to be, and these beets were the first ones planted, so they are larger than the others. Well. Some of them are. We are curious … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: how things are looking
Just look at this criminal beast! I was just heading out to do my morning rounds, when I discovered crime had happened, and the criminal was watching me. Nicco, this time! I let my daughters know, and when one of them came down to the old basement, she found FOUR cats had gotten through! Once … Continue reading Criminal!
A strange, furry man. I've seen a racoon twice on the trail cam. Once was just a tail tip when it was set over the tulips to see what was eating them. The second time, it went by after the camera was moved to face the sunflowers to see where the deer were coming from. … Continue reading There was a strange man out my window!
We've had high winds for the past while, and my morning rounds have increasingly included picking up dead branches that have been knocked down. This morning, I found that the winds managed to uncover part of the garden soil pile in the outer yard. Revealing a whole lot of lambs quarters and other weeds, thriving … Continue reading Uncovering things
So... we've had problems with the more recent additions to our cat colony indoors. They've decided our plants are for them to play with and dig in. One of the pots we've been trying to protect is has the parent jade trees that we brought with us when we moved. During the drive out, it … Continue reading Protecting the jade tree, and critter capers
I'm glad I "wasted" some time on the computer last night, scrolling through Facebook. I came upon a question in one of the local gardening groups I'm on, asking advice on how to protect their transplants if there is a frost. Frost??? So I checked the forecasts, and instead of the somewhat cooler overnight temperatures … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: protecting the tomatoes
My daughter had noticed that some of the garlic scapes looked ready to harvest, so when I did my rounds this morning, I came prepared to grab them! Our very first garlic scapes! We've never had scapes before, and are really looking forward to trying them. Only 4 were ready to harvest this morning, but … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: first scapes
It's been a while since I've posted a picture of Ginger! Every morning and evening, at the sound of me getting my vitamins from my night stand, Ginger comes running for cuddles! This morning, I actually had a free hand to get a photo. 🙂 I don't know why he has decided "pill bottle rattling" … Continue reading Morning cuddles