Slowing it down a bit

We got some furry visitors last night. 🙂 They tend to show up near the end of the day, when the light makes is hard to get good photos! You can still see, at least a little, the growing antler nubbins on the deer on the right. If all goes well, this will be the … Continue reading Slowing it down a bit

Gardening beyond the inner yard: potential location changes, and fence plans

A while back, I wrote about two areas we were considering building a permanent, accessible raised bed garden outside the inner yard, and asked for feedback. You can read about that here. While walking with my daughter this evening, it occurred to me, we could start in a very different location. I hadn't considered this … Continue reading Gardening beyond the inner yard: potential location changes, and fence plans

Gardening beyond the inner yard: what do you think?

As we plan this year's garden, we are also looking towards the permanent, accessible garden beds we plan to make, both near the house, and in the outer yard. The satellite image I used to plan things out for this year's gardening was cropped from an image that included the outer yard and beyond. Looking … Continue reading Gardening beyond the inner yard: what do you think?

Our 2021 Garden; cutting our losses, and planning plots

Well, it was time to throw in the towel on some of our seed starts. The bunching onions in the small fish tank never recovered from the cats being able to get at them, there were mold issues, and watering problems. At least with those, we still had seeds left and could start more. The … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden; cutting our losses, and planning plots

Clean up: Baby chainsaw’s first workout

It was a lovely day today, with the temperature at a glorious 3C/37F. With things still on track for our garden plans, I figured this was a good day to start some clean up and gather the materials that will be used to build trellises, etc. This meant giving our new baby chainsaw (otherwise known … Continue reading Clean up: Baby chainsaw’s first workout

Our 2021 garden: starting tomatoes, and onion follow up

Yes! We managed to resist temptation, and not start the tomatoes too early. 😀 After a fair bit of research, plus an evaluation of our cat-safe spaces, I chose to start our tomatoes using the "double cup" method. I'd already picked up a large package of the red beer cups, and those were the types … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: starting tomatoes, and onion follow up

Our 2021 Garden: getting organized

I needed to divert myself with positive thinking, and what better way to do that than to think of gardening! Also, I am striving mightily to NOT start those tomatoes yet, so sitting here and writing about starting them is keeping me from starting them. 😀 I will explain shortly. First, I went through the … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: getting organized