While doing the morning watering, I noticed the grapes have babies! The teeniest of bunches of baby grapes are now visible. 🙂 Doing the watering this morning was a bit of a challenge, as we were having some pretty high winds. High enough to blow the water all over the place. 😀 As always, I … Continue reading Baby grapes and… what’s our forecast???
Gosh, it was so lovely to do my rounds this morning! It has finally cooled down (for all the rain we had yesterday, it was still hot and very muggy!), and as I write this, it's a lovely 17C/63F outside. There is the possibility of more rain, then things are expected to get hot and … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: progress, and some mysteries
This morning, I finally harvested all of the grapes. There is actually a zucchini and a couple of patty pan squash under there! I'm really happy with how the grapes did this year! Our first summer here, we didn't even know we had grapes at all, at first. We even had some to pick, then … Continue reading Harvest
This evening, I found a friend. He is a good friend! I love how the colours on the dragonfly's body matches the grapes. The Re-Farmer
I headed out to water things this evening, but got distracted. Junk Pile and two of her babies were out! I ended up lying right on the ground, in hopes that would make them less intimidated by the tall(ish) human. Creamsicle took full advantage of the situation. What a silly boy! Tabby didn't come any … Continue reading Get a little bit closer, and a follow up
The grapes are looking so great! Our first summer here, when we found the grapes among the overgrown spirea, the ripe grapes were barely bigger than the seeds. I was still excited, because... we had grapes! And they made great jelly (this from someone who does NOT like jams and jellies), and still tasted great, … Continue reading Ripening
Our grapes are finally starting to ripen! These are now about twice the size of what they were like, fully ripe, our first summer here. 🙂 The Re-Farmer
One of the things I've been keeping an eye on has been the grape vine I accidentally cut, then hoped to root. It didn't make it. The rest of it seems to be doing just fine, though. Just look at those adorable baby grapes! 🙂 Things have cooled down quite a bit, after we got … Continue reading Didn’t Make It
I just got back from a much needed walk outside, to do at least part of my evening rounds. I would happily have stayed out longer, but the mosquitoes were out in their masses, and I didn't want to cover myself with bug spray, this late in the day. While out, I checked on a … Continue reading Babies of a different sort, and wasted day
We have finally reached a point where enough snow has melted away, and the yard is dry enough, that I can walk around most of the yard. At least while the ground is still frozen in the mornings. Which meant I have finally been able to look for the base of the grape vine that … Continue reading Found it!