It occurred to me that, while I've been posting lots of pictures of our garden, some areas get focused on more than others. As we are now in July, I figured it would be a good time to do a "tour" of all the garden, and review how things are doing so far. This is … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: a tour
While checking on the apple trees along the garden, I couldn't help but notice just how different they are. They are all crab apples, but I know nothing about the varieties. I don't know where my parents got them from. This first batch of pictures are from different trees, with my hand there to give … Continue reading Apples to apples
While checking on the crab apple trees this morning, I found this in the branches of one of them. The birds have been done with it for some time. Getting the photo from above involved reaching as high as I could, and hoping my phone's camera was pointing at least somewhere in the right direction. … Continue reading Above and below
The ornamental apples in the flower garden are very enthusiastically blooming right now! While working under it last night, I could hear a constant hum of bees over my head! I worked on layering cardboard onto the cleaned out flower garden for as long as I had light. Most of the time was spent taking … Continue reading Flower Garden Progress: cardboard layer
It was much more pleasant working outside in the cooler temperatures! We were heading well towards 30C today. One of the first things I wanted to do when I went back out was to empty the second tire planter and move it out. This one still had the other half of the tire attached as … Continue reading Flower Garden Progress; done for the day!
Today, I decided to get started on the flower garden off the Old Kitchen. When my mother came by a couple of days ago, we talked about what was there, what she wanted, and what I was thinking of doing. I now know that the vines, while deliberately planted, turned out to be invasive, so … Continue reading Progress: working on the flower garden
So much for weather forecasts. For all the lower temperatures and overcast skies, and forecasts of 80% chance for rain, there has been none today. Going into town with another errand, my daughter and I played a bit of Pokemon Go. In the game, which is linked to local weather in some way, showed pouring … Continue reading We… don’t have rain. 😦
As we clean up around the house and yard, we are starting to discover where things are growing, and even what some things are. These pictures are of the biggest of my mother's flower gardens, at the old kitchen. It actually has a fence around it and everything. Here is what I am seeing in … Continue reading How Does the Garden Grow?
I got very few photos today, but we got good progress on the wood pile in the garden. The deer path goes through not far from some of the new piles we've made, so I half expected the deer might be a bit stand-offish about coming over, but nope; Hungry Girl and Barbecue came right … Continue reading Our Daily Deer
So this morning got off to a rough start. I got a phone call from my mother, which is always touch and go. After chastising me for not calling her (we've been in contact rather often, lately, so that in itself was weird), she informed me that some of my siblings would be coming over … Continue reading Clean Up Progress, the garden area