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!
Yesterday evening was so lovely out, I spent as much time outside as I could! I took advantage of this to finished up the garlic we harvested some time ago. They have been hanging from the rafters under our gazebo tent to cure. It was not ideal conditions. They should be somewhere cool and dry. … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: first garlic done
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?
I've been eying one of our garlic beds closely for some time now. This bed has the Purple Stripe garlic. Most of them started dying back a while ago, which was very strange. It seemed very early for them to be doing that. Especially since some of them were still growing scapes. I've been reading … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: first garlic
You just have to love how quickly things change, day by day! The first ornamental poppies started blooming this morning. They have had bulbs for a while now, and then this morning, two of them exploded into full bloom. 🙂 I was looking at the garlic yesterday evening, and seeing what might, possibly, could be, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: three firsts, this morning!
Today was one of those days that went all over the place! So this is probably going to be a very disjointed post! 😀 One of the first things I wanted to get done this morning was to call the RCMP, as advised by my lawyer, about the gunshots from our vandal's property. For non-emergency … Continue reading This, that and the other thing
Things went in unplanned directions this morning! But first, the fun stuff. 🙂 We have the handsome Ginger to greet us! He's been quite the character, and a lot of fun. 🙂 The outside cats were happy for breakfast. 🙂 We finally took the tarp off the top of the kibble house. We got some … Continue reading Catching up on this morning
The girls had gone out for a walk and excitedly told me I needed to go outside - with a camera! You know those garlic in the snow I got a picture of this morning? There's more of them now! The two on the left where not there this morning! We also have a first … Continue reading Resilient!
This morning, we woke to more snow on the ground. We were supposed to get rain, first, but if we did, it wasn't much. Not a lot of snow, either, but we're supposed to get more, later in the week. These are our "April showers" that will hopefully lead to May flowers. 🙂 I managed … Continue reading Garlic, Ginger and the snow cats 😀
My older daughter and I headed out for a walk, and we decided to go ahead and remove the plastic covering our garlic beds. When looking up how to plant winter garlic, all the resources said to cover the garlic with a heavy layer of mulch. What none of them did was mention when to … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: the garlic beds