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
While going through the garden beds this morning, I was just blown away by how much is still growing - and still getting a chance to grow, if the forecasts for October stay true! The last time I had so many photos to share, I put them together into a video, but it only ever … Continue reading Fall garden update: winter squash and melons
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
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
We did not get the predicted thunderstorms last night, though we did get rain. While I was out doing my morning rounds, I could hear thunder around us, and it was even starting to rain a bit by the time I was done. So, no work was done on the garden bed I'd started on … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: the weather was not willing
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
Last night, we went ahead and had the larger of the two Halona melons that were ripe enough to come off their stems. When we taste tested our first melons, they were too early. You can see how green the inside of the rind is, in both the Halona (top) and Pixie (bottom) melons. What … Continue reading Perfect!
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!
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
The predicted rain never came today, but then, neither did the predicted high of the day, so I went ahead and watered the gardens in the late afternoon. Having mentioned the Ozark Nest Egg gourds in my previous post, I just had to get a picture when I found this. A single Ozark Nest Egg … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: more brightness