The girls joined me for the evening rounds last night, and my daughter found a ripe Pixie melon! I had checked them in the morning, and none were coming loose from their stems, but by the end of the day, one of them finally did. 🙂 It isn't even the biggest one that has a … Continue reading Our 2021 garden; pixies and our grape harvest
How can you tell it was nice out today? I got so much done outside to post about! 😀 I just wanted to share some of my finds today. Like this adorable little guy. The tree frogs seem to really like the sacks we're using to grow potatoes! I keep finding them, all tucked in … Continue reading One last post for the day – just for fun!
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