After several days of rain, I was finally able to get a bit more work done on the high raised bed that is being built. Such slow going! I was able to cut the four notches to fit the end piece on, but it is not done. I made as many cuts as I could … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: a bit of high raised bed progress
You can read about the first raised bed I did, here and here. Things were done a bit different this time, so here is another step-by-step post with lots of photos! 🙂 I actually started this bed over a week ago. This is how it looked then. This bed has been almost completely untouched since … Continue reading Second low raised bed: done!
There was a break in the rain, giving me a chance to test out my squash hammocks. This is a melon, not a squash, but "melon hammock" doesn't roll off the tongue as well. 😀 I've made three of these so far. I think I got the size right. None of the melons or winter … Continue reading All tucked in
Sadly, we didn't get any more rain today, but it has been very windy. Enough that we lowered the canopy tent as far as it can go, so reduce the chances of wind damage. It still has our camp chairs and makeshift table that we were using to cure onions on a screen, under it, … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: second box done
For those who have been following this blog for a while, that's right. We still haven't bottled our hard cider yet! And yes, it's been almost a year! For those who are new to the blog, you can catch up on the progress with these links; all will open in new tabs, so you won't … Continue reading Making hard crab apple cider: bottling day one
When we planted for a fall harvest, we did as much as we could to make row covers to protect our seedlings. We had enough materials for only two chicken wire covers, then made do with other materials for the third bed. We rigged what we could to protect the last bed, but the grasshoppers … Continue reading Row cover adaption
I had cleaned up the dead spruce tree I'd cut down, a few days go, but only now got to continue working in the area. Because of how the tree had landed, I used the baby chainsaw to clear away all the non-weight bearing branches first, and was left with this giant insectoid shape! 😀 … Continue reading First tree stump bench made!
Well, we had at least one good thing happen today. I was able to finish the chive blossom vinegar. The bottle has had two weeks in the cupboard to infuse. Any time we went into the cupboard for something, we'd turn the bottle upside down a few times, to get the blossoms out of the … Continue reading Chive Blossom Vinegar is done
Today has been another day of rain and high winds. After today, we're going to be back to high temperatures and sun. My Weather Network is forecasting 37C/99F on Wednesday! I think that must be some kind of typo, because I'm not seeing that anywhere else. The highest I'm finding is on my phone's app, … Continue reading Making things
Well, I'd hoped we could actually finish the squash tunnel today, or at least get the side cross pieces at the top done, but we didn't get quite that far. But, progress was still made. Most importantly, we got the supports up in the post holes. In refilling the post holes and tamping the soil … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel, day two