I finished testing samples of the new garden soil this afternoon. I was interrupted by scrabbling sounds behind me. Saffron looks so adorable! She is also a vicious beast. 😉 Her favourite thing it to suddenly launch herself across the room, onto whichever human is passing by. She typically lands about half way up, and … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: Soil test on purchased soil and tending tomatoes
I left our first sample's water and soil mixture to sit overnight again, and this is what it looked like this morning. This is with the morning light behind it. Still very opaque, after having more than two days to settle! Also, very orange with the light behind it! The soil in this area does … Continue reading Soil test; finishing first sample, starting the second
We have gourd sprooots!! Yesterday afternoon, I spotted these. These are the Tennessee Dancing Gourds, and they are the first of the gourds to sprout! This is how they looked this morning! So awesome, to see how much they grew in less than 24 hours! I'm hoping this means we'll start seeing some of the … Continue reading New baby sprrrooots, and soil testing status
Before I get into this post, I just wanted to add that this is my first post written using the SeaMonkey browser. It's also the first time I'm actually using the browser, yet I'm already seeing a HUGE difference while working in the WordPress editor. Everything is loading SO much faster. The image uploads, the … Continue reading Soil tests, first area (with technical distraction)
The forecast for today has changed, and we are expected to be even warmer than originally predicted. Before trying to get my husband to the lab in town for his blood work (he never even got to the counter to get his requisition; the line up was out the door, and was moving so slowly, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: new, layered bed
It was an absolutely gorgeous day today! My younger daughter and I took advantage of it and built a new garden bed in the area we plan to plant tomatoes. The tomato seedlings are doing well, as are the luffa. They have roots starting to show out the bottoms of the pots already! The onions … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: new bed built
This morning, none of the kitties were cooperative about getting their pictures taken, so I had to settle for something that didn't move. Much. 😉 While doing my rounds these days, I check all the areas we planted things in the fall. I found more garlic coming up under the mulch, but we're still leaving … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: Checking the haskap and planning ahead
Oy, what a day today has been! Of course, the best part was getting the garden soil in. I figured I'd call and it would be brought in after a few days or something. I never imagined they'd be able to bring it so quickly! We now have a load both in the outer yard, … Continue reading I got dirt!
The girls had gone out for a walk and excitedly told me I needed to go outside - with a camera! You know those garlic in the snow I got a picture of this morning? There's more of them now! The two on the left where not there this morning! We also have a first … Continue reading Resilient!
This morning, we woke to more snow on the ground. We were supposed to get rain, first, but if we did, it wasn't much. Not a lot of snow, either, but we're supposed to get more, later in the week. These are our "April showers" that will hopefully lead to May flowers. 🙂 I managed … Continue reading Garlic, Ginger and the snow cats 😀