Our temperatures have been lurching around quite a bit, lately! Last night, we dipped to 3C/37F, but our high of the day is supposed to reach 23C/73F! I'm watching our garden beds closely and had a surprise. Not only is our Ozark Nest Egg gourd trying to produce more gourds, so are the luffa! This … Continue reading The luffa is still trying! Plus, a bit of an update.
Oh, the adorable little beast. I moved the garden cam again, this time onto the summer squash. I'd had to tie some of their stems back onto their supports, and wasn't sure if they'd come loose under their own weight, or if something caused them to fall. Our sunburst squash is looking prolific, but we've … Continue reading Caught in the act!
I tried to head out earlier to do my rounds this morning, as I wanted to make sure all the garden beds got a deep watering, and that the fall plantings got their shade covers. Last night, we never got cooler than 19C/66F, and it was already above 20C/68F by the time I got outside. … Continue reading What I found this morning
Things have been a bit odd with our garlic this year. I am sure part of it is because of the drought, but others, I'm not so sure! We did a partial harvest and curing of our Purple Stripe garlic a while ago. The remaining garlic looked like it was ready to harvest for the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: garlic is harvested!
Well, we've passed our forecasted high of the day and have reached 30C/86F, with the humidex putting us at 35C/95F, this afternoon. We did, however, get RAIN this morning! I was awakened by the sound of thunder, so I quickly went outside to make sure the cats and birds had food before the rain hit. … Continue reading Little friends, and garlic mystery solved?
This afternoon, I got to visit my sister and her husband on their farm. We may be in the boonies, but they are even more in the boonies than we are! 😀 Before I left their place, we did a tour of their yard and garden, and I really appreciated being able to see how … Continue reading Not my garden, and sighting
Today, I was able to find a piece of wood of the right size to put end caps on the second chicken wire row cover. When I headed out to start working on it this evening, I discovered... ... that little woodchuck is a determined little bugger! Over the next while, I made sure to … Continue reading Second row cover, a determined little bugger, and happy times!
Today, with repeated warnings for thunderstorms, and even the sound of thunder in the distance, we got only a smattering of rain this afternoon. Barely enough to get the ground a bit wet. 😦 At least we're a couple of degrees cooler than forecast. With the conditions we've had this year, our Rural Municipality officially … Continue reading Our 2021 garden; new seedlings – plus critters
Last night, before doing the evening watering, I did a couple of things to - hopefully! - distract the deer away. One of them went around the Montana Morado corn. The aluminum tins spin freely on the twine, so I hope they will do as distractions. We can add more distractions after a while, to … Continue reading Distractions
I had to make another trip into town today, because I forgot something yesterday. I've been making more errand trips in the last few days than I do in most months! But that's okay, because it gave me a chance to find and pick up other things. Like these modifications to the squash tunnel. The … Continue reading Squash tunnel mods, and what is that? Oh!