Little by little, and a Crespo surprise

It has remained too damp to try cutting wood, so I worked on a few other things today. One of them was to start getting the remaining chimney blocks out of the old basement, to where they will be set up for next year. The blocks themselves are not too much of a problem. I … Continue reading Little by little, and a Crespo surprise

Our 2021 garden: late season growth progress

We have been really fortunate with the frost holding off so far. If the long range forecasts are right, we won't get a frost for at least two more weeks, possibly longer. Other areas in our province have already had their first frost, so I am really thankful that it's held off in our area … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: late season growth progress

Caught and confirmed! Plus, more critter damage

It took moving the garden cam a few times, but I finally managed it. I caught him in the act. It is confirmed that the woodchuck is eating our peas plants. The green peas are completely shot this year. Between the heat, the dryness, the poor soil and Woody here, eating them, they're toast. I … Continue reading Caught and confirmed! Plus, more critter damage

2021 garden: odd one out, and barrier attempts

We are once again hitting higher temperatures, with no more rain, so this morning I started watering the garden beds again, moving the sprinkler every half hour or so. While checking the conditions of the various beds, I had to get a photo of this summer squash. It was the last one to start producing … Continue reading 2021 garden: odd one out, and barrier attempts

Our 2021 garden: what happened? and more critter damage :-(

One of the things I've been trying to baby is our Montana Morado corn. I really, really want these to work out! As these were started indoors, they are much further along than any other corn we have, and have been developing ears of corn for a while now. I've been a bit concerned about … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: what happened? and more critter damage 😦

Our 2021 garden; made in the shade, and we have melons!

While doing the evening watering, the girls spotted a couple of little melons last night! I just had to go looking for them this morning. Aren't they adorable? The bigger one is about 2 inches long. I wasn't expecting them to be fuzzy. 😀 These are the Halona melons. Still nothing among the Pixies - … Continue reading Our 2021 garden; made in the shade, and we have melons!