First ice, last winter squash and melons

Thanks to my husband being up at ungodly hours and feeding the outside cats for me, I didn't have to head out for my morning rounds until things had started to warm up a bit. Even so, I found ice! We keep a storage bin with tools and various handy things at the far-flung garden … Continue reading First ice, last winter squash and melons

Our 2021 garden: late season growth progress

We have been really fortunate with the frost holding off so far. If the long range forecasts are right, we won't get a frost for at least two more weeks, possibly longer. Other areas in our province have already had their first frost, so I am really thankful that it's held off in our area … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: late season growth progress

Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden, and thinking ahead

What a lovely morning to finish up my rounds in the garden! There are quite a few Mongolian Giant sunflowers opening their seed heads. Hopefully, we will see the Hopi Black Dye rows in this area opening soon. They are so cheerful! 🙂 I'm just so happy with how the Red Kuri squash are doing! … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden, and thinking ahead

Our 2021 garden: morning surprises

While doing my rounds this morning and checking the gardens, I was pleased of fine a really big Madga squash ready to pick. After being seasoned with cayenne pepper, the groundhogs are leaving the summer squash alone and they are finally getting a chance to grow! There were even a few zucchini to gather. The … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning surprises

Our 2021 garden: onions harvested, first melons, and more carnage

Today has turned out to be - so far - not as hot as predicted. On the down side, the smoke came back with a vengeance this morning. It has gotten better since then, thankfully. While heading out to move the sprinkler, yesterday, I spotted Butterscotch and her brood. I'm not sure if this is … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: onions harvested, first melons, and more carnage