Oh, what a lovely day we're having today! As I write this, we are at 17C/63F, which is a couple of degrees warmer than forecast. We've got beautiful blue skies and sunshine, though it was a bit winder than I would have liked - only because I needed to do some spray painting. While the … Continue reading Low raised beds: ready for planting
After working on the low raised bed yesterday, I was not physically up to working on another one today, so I figured I would do a project that was less physically taxing. In other words, I'm a bit of an idiot. 😀 It's gotten to be that time of year to do something with the … Continue reading Let’s get fungi!
You can read about the first raised bed I did, here and here. Things were done a bit different this time, so here is another step-by-step post with lots of photos! 🙂 I actually started this bed over a week ago. This is how it looked then. This bed has been almost completely untouched since … Continue reading Second low raised bed: done!
Yay! The squash beds in the old garden area are now all done. Also, where the pumpkin mounds were, we now have three new beds. Here is how it looked when I started. The bamboo stakes are marking where I planted the seed potatoes I found while digging up the potato beds. It should be … Continue reading Fall clean up: squash beds done
On my list of things to do today was to prep the squash beds for winter. Of course, things happened, so I started much later than intended - past 2pm - and didn't get as much done as I'd planned on. Here is how it looked when I started. The first thing I had done … Continue reading Fall clean up: starting the squash beds, plus… this could be bad!
The girls were sweethearts; by the time I got outside, they had already planted at least half of the second bag of grape hyacinths. One daughter was still using the broken trowel to dig the holes! It's really unfortunate that the auger couldn't be used. 😦 That would have made the job must faster and … Continue reading Fall planting grape hyacinth, day two, and planning ahead
A package I was expecting next week, came in today! Our first shipments of bulbs for fall planting. Which the cats found very, very interesting... That's better! Mostly. 😀 We've got 2 packages of Muscari (grape hyacinth) of 100 bulbs each. There are 5 bags of crocuses. I believe we were planning to mix these … Continue reading Guess what we’re doing this weekend!
When we moved here, there were two tractor tire planters in the yard. One of them had been next to a willow for so long, it was actually damaged by the willow as it grew. You can read about what a job it was to clear that out here, and here. Thankfully, this one was … Continue reading Fall Clean up: finally clearing the second tire planter
The frosts we have had didn't quite kill off the cucamelons, but they are certainly beyond being able to continue producing. There were still a few left on the vines that were big enough to withstand the frost, though! They were still tasty, too. 🙂 After taking down the yarn net I made for a … Continue reading Fall clean up: cucamelon surprise
We had a light frost last night, and have frost warnings for tonight, but today was a gorgeous day to get work done outside! We reached a high of 15C/59F, which is an ideal temperature, I find. The first thing on the list was to work on the platform bird feeder. It has been just … Continue reading Fall Clean Up: the platform bird feeder