Last night, I heard from one of our neighbours, asking if we were missing some kittens. It seems that several kittens were sighted on the road by our place, and while one was caught, there were others around. They were not ours; by the age estimate, they were about 5 months younger than ours, plus … Continue reading Our 2021 garden, still going!
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
While the squash and melons are died back, or in the process of doing so, I continue to be amazed by the Tennessee Dancing Gourds. These were one of our "fun" crops. Yes, I hope to use them for crafting purposes, but really, I just thought they were adorable and hoped that maybe, just maybe, … Continue reading Fall garden update: squash tunnel gourds
Our temperatures have been lurching around quite a bit, lately! Last night, we dipped to 3C/37F, but our high of the day is supposed to reach 23C/73F! I'm watching our garden beds closely and had a surprise. Not only is our Ozark Nest Egg gourd trying to produce more gourds, so are the luffa! This … Continue reading The luffa is still trying! Plus, a bit of an update.
Well, it is getting decidedly cooler when I do my morning rounds! Fall is just around the corner, but things are still holding out in the garden. Here are the gourds growing on the south facing chain link fence. The yellow flowers that you see are the Ozark Nest Egg flowers. If you look at … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden
The last few days have been cooler and damp. Thankfully, we have not needed to do any watering at all of late. I think some of the plants in our garden have gotten confused! 😀 We are finally getting some "big" Tennessee Dancing Gourds. Most have been turning yellow, soft and falling off before reaching … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: progress
This morning, I woke to the sound of a light rain. I was so excited! I honestly didn't expect the predicted rain to hit us. Of course, by the time I went out to do my morning rounds, it had pretty much stopped. Which I suppose was good, since switching out memory cards on the … Continue reading It’s raining again!
Most of the squash are blooming like crazy right now. The Red Kuri/Little Gem winter squash is especially showy right now. Isn't that gorgeous? Unfortunately, there is still just the one squash that is developing. There are so many little ones like this, but they have been dying off without getting much bigger. Then there … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: Finally!
You know, I think we actually got a bit of rain last night! I didn't have to water the garden beds this morning. To start, I found something really, really exciting this morning. Our first ripe tomato!!!! There it is, hiding under some leaves. 🙂 Our very first Spoon tomato! From the photos on the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden, and FIRST ONE!!!!
I just have to start with the exciting part. We actually got rain today! Okay, so it was maybe only for about 20 minutes, but it was a nice, gentle, steady rain, and enough that after several hours, the ground is still damp. Not only that, but we've got a 90% chance of more rain … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: some growth, some critter damage, and WE GOT RAIN!!!!