I was so excited to finally get our bulbs this morning! Here are the three varieties of garlic we ordered. I appreciate how they add things to the label, like "best for roasting" , "rich, spicy flavour" and "big cloves with bold flavour". This is what 1 pound of each variety looks like. I wasn't … Continue reading Fall planting: the garlic is in!
Since I went and build up a bed and walkway yesterday, I kinda had to continue today! 😀 Here is where I left off, yesterday. The goal was to create another bed with compostable material buried in it, and make a second walkway. The first thing that had to be done was to break up … Continue reading Fall clean up: preparing the second garlic bed
When I cleared out the old wood pile from the yard last year, the soil I found below was a very pleasant surprise. Still, there was a whole lot of clean up that needed to be done this spring, before we could plant anything. We were still finding some pretty strange things in there! The … Continue reading Fall clean up: I think I went overboard!
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!
I needed to head into town today, and when I got back, the girls were just finishing planting the last of the bulbs we had. Bulls Eye Tulips. These have more finicky requirements. They are larger bulbs that need lots of sun, good drainage, and if we want them coming back year after year, deep … Continue reading Fall planting; Bulls Eye Tulips
I'm happy to say, that a day of rest seems to be just what the doctor ordered. In fact, I felt so good, and it looked so beautiful outside, I decided to see if there was something I could get started on today. Because I'm an idiot like that. The beautiful looking day lied! 😀 … Continue reading Frost warning
First, I must apologize. I didn't get a single kitten picture today, to share with you! I never had the chance. I did visit the kittens, of course. One of the first things I do in the morning is head down there with fresh water for them. When I opened the basement door, Beep Beep … Continue reading Productive
I'm going to have to try getting outside to work on things much earlier in the day. It's getting too hot, way to fast! I'm not sure I'm up to getting out there when it's cooler at 5 am, though. 😀 Anyhow... Today, I dismantled the kitty pool and brought it out to be dirty … Continue reading Garden interrupted, and kitten status
The winds finally died down today, and we were able to prep for the giant sunflowers we will be planting. To recap, these are being planted for several reasons. One is to have seeds for the birds over the winter (and for ourselves, if we want). Another is to create a wind break and privacy … Continue reading Garden progress: setting up for sunflowers