Our glorious weather isn't going to stick around, and we've got garlic ordered, so I wanted to make sure we had at least one prepared bed for them. This is the empty bed that had yellow onion and shallot sets in it. It was also supposed to have purple kohlrabi, but that never grew. We … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: starting the first high raised bed
Today was dry enough that I could work on cutting up the dead tree that had finally fallen, thanks to recent high winds. This time, I could use power tools! I used my baby chainsaw (aka: cordless pruner), with it's 4" blade, to trim off branches, then a reciprocating saw, with a 12" blade to … Continue reading Clean up: salvaging logs, and bonus clean up
After giving my hips a chance to recover, it was time for more manual labour today! Today, I decided to do a bit more cleanup around the junk pile, so I could access some dead trees that need to be taken down. Here is how it looked before I started. We have our ongoing battle … Continue reading I was hoping to avoid that
I love having so much space around the house. I really do! But taking care of it is a ... well... you know... After all this rain, I got mowing done, but never had the chance to do the week trimming around the edges. The lawn needs mowing again already, even without more rain, which … Continue reading So tired, but I got it done!
After yesterday being such a crappy day, I'm happy to say that today was much improved! This morning, I found several bright bits of sunshine in the garden. Several of our summer squash blossoms are now fully open! There are just male flowers right now, so it's still too early to expect baby squash, but … Continue reading A much better day today, and what will I do with these?
Yes!!!!! We managed to finish transplanting tonight! I thought we might have to move beyond the squash tunnel, but since these will be trained to climb, we were able to plant them closer together than we normally would, and they all fit. Also, I was sure we had the little pumpkins to transplant. I was … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: corn, gourds, squash and melon transplants DONE!!
Temperatures were supposed to cool down today. I suppose they did, since we didn't reach 30C/86F , however as I write things - at almost 7:30pm - the temperatures have dropped to 25C/77F, from 27C/81F, earlier. At least we did get a bit of rain early this afternoon; between that and the wind, it … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: bean beds ready
Part One here. After the girls finished planting the Strawberry Spinach, they went ahead and spaced out the concrete blocks to they would run from end to end across the garden. The gaps in between were fairly large, so they had the idea of filling them with bricks and brought a bunch over. I liked … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: old kitchen garden, part two
I was going to have to head into town this afternoon, so I made sure to get out and continue working on the garden beds as early as I could. I didn't think to take a picture until after I'd hauled loads of soil onto one of the beds. Before I started on the soil, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: got them done, thanks to a new “toy”
The forecast for today has changed, and we are expected to be even warmer than originally predicted. Before trying to get my husband to the lab in town for his blood work (he never even got to the counter to get his requisition; the line up was out the door, and was moving so slowly, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: new, layered bed