This year, I joined a number of gardening groups on social media. Either local groups or cold climate/zone 3 gardening groups. It's pretty cool to see how many first time gardeners have been joining the groups and asking all sorts of questions. This is the time of year for planting hard neck garlic, as we … Continue reading On growing garlic
While I was working on the garlic, my daughter did a whole bunch of clean up! She pulled the Dorinny corn stalks that were next to the squash tunnel, then pulled all the squash, gourds and melon. Aside from the sunflowers, which we will be leaving for the deer to nibble on in the winter, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: cleanup up and high raised bed progress
When it became clear we would be using our low raised beds to plant the garlic when it came in, I thought about how much space the garlic we planted last fall had taken, and thought we might be able to plant all three varieties in one bed. Maybe one and a half. Boy, was … Continue reading Our 2021-22 garden: garlic is in!
I made a trip to the post office today and had a lovely surprise. Our garlic is in! According to the Canada Post tracker, it wasn't supposed to arrive for another four days. We have our garlic, but we still don't have a straw bale to mulch the bed, so I messaged our renter about … Continue reading Guess what I’ll be doing today!
It was a chilly day for it, but we got quite a bit done cleaning up in the garden today. My focus was on finishing with the abandoned carrot bed that was half done yesterday. This is how it was left lat night. The second half had the Kyoto Red carrots planted, and after the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: clean up, little harvests and high raised bed progress
One of the things about living our here is that phone calls are pretty rare things. We like it that way. Every now and then, we'll get a robocall. Sometimes, from political parties, for conference call town hall meetings, or urgent messages telling us that we are about to be arrested by Canada Revenue for … Continue reading Today’s progress: high raised bed and half a carrot bed. Plus, a robocall with a difference!
Well, it finally happened. We had a lasting frost, and temperatures were still below freezing when I came out to do my morning rounds. My husband has still been up to feeding the outside cats earlier in the mornings, and has included putting warm water out for them, too, which they are really appreciating! It's … Continue reading Frosted, and planning ahead
I may have missed the kitties when my husband fed them this morning, but I got to see them this afternoon, when my daughter topped up the kibble containers! 🙂 Even Ghost Baby made an appearance! My daughter was happy because, once they all came running to eat, she was able to pet a whole … Continue reading So many kitties, and a garden surprise
Last night, I heard from one of our neighbours, asking if we were missing some kittens. It seems that several kittens were sighted on the road by our place, and while one was caught, there were others around. They were not ours; by the age estimate, they were about 5 months younger than ours, plus … Continue reading Our 2021 garden, still going!
Thanks to my husband being up at ungodly hours and feeding the outside cats for me, I didn't have to head out for my morning rounds until things had started to warm up a bit. Even so, I found ice! We keep a storage bin with tools and various handy things at the far-flung garden … Continue reading First ice, last winter squash and melons