We got a pretty substantial rainfall last night. We are supposed to continue to get rain through today and into tomorrow, too. Which means I won't be getting much done on the raised garden bed, but that's okay. We need lots more rain - and hopefully get the mild, wet winter the Old Farmer's Almanac … Continue reading Our 2021 garden; what a difference rain makes! Plus, a possibility
When it comes to the sunflowers, it looks like we'll have a few Hopi Black Dye seed heads that will fully mature, but I wasn't expecting much from the Mongolian Giants. Then I took a closer look at one of the largest heads. This is only about a third, maybe a quarter, of the size … Continue reading Fall garden update: sunflowers, corn and peas
While doing my rounds this morning, I found a strange thing at the gate. The twine was caught around the lock and the caribiner, which usually hangs over one side of the gate, was hooked onto the chain link. Right off the bat, I knew this was NOT our vandal. If it were, there would … Continue reading At the gate, and after the rain
Today is likely to be the last hot day of the year. As I write this, we are currently at 26C/79F, with the humidex at 30C/86F. We are expected to reach 28C/83F with the humidex making it feel like 31C/88F. We are supposed to get a couple more days in the mid to low 20's … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: still growing!
Okay, before I get into it, I just have to share a laugh. The phone rang just as I was about to start this post. It was clearly from a call centre, from the noise I heard in the background. After the usual greetings, the very polite person told me he was calling about our … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: still growing!