My darling daughter was able to do a patch job last night, beside the low raised bed I finished yesterday. That pile of salvaged boards is coming in very handy! We are getting it down to a point where we are starting to reach wood that isn't rotted out or weather damaged, too. We might … Continue reading Low raised bed: path patch
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!
This evening, I finally got around to working on the first of the low raised beds in what had been our garlic beds this year. The boxes are ready and waiting, and the beds had been left for any weeds to get larger, so they would be easier to pull. The plan: dig out all … Continue reading First low raised bed: part one. It’s good to be flexible!
As much as I love all the rain we've been having, I was happy to have a mild, sunny day to get some work done outside. I finally got around to tending the big L shaped beet bed in the old kitchen garden. This bed has had almost no tending, since we put the floating … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: tending the old kitchen garden
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
Today turned out to be a very pleasant day, weather wise, so I used it to do a job that I've been avoiding for a long time. I started cleaning up our "second bathroom." Yup. The outhouse. Now, we do have plans to build an outdoor bathroom that can be used should we ever lose … Continue reading Clean up: our “second bathroom”, part one
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
Or should I say, big buggers? The raccoons have been at the bird feeders again. I found the big feeder on the ground again, the screws yet again ripped right out of the base. This, even after adding newer, stronger wood to the bottom, and using more and longer screws! Then I found the other … Continue reading Oh, those little buggers!
With the blessed rain we've had, our garlic and onions hanging in the canopy tent did not get rained on, but when I checked them this morning, I was concerned about the effect the humidity might have on them. They need cool and dry to cure, but our options were hot and dry, or cool … Continue reading 2021 garden: into the root cellar
We are quite pleased with the new garden beds at the chain link fence. They are working out very much as we intended, and the chain link is providing support for the plants, just as planned. There is just one real problem. Erosion. While scavenging for wood I could use to make raised bed boxes … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: soil protection