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!!!!
It was a rough night for me, last night. Very little sleep, and the pain levels are just high enough to make any position uncomfortable after only a short time. Thankfully, my husband was well enough this morning to head out do all the food bowls for the cats, and refill the bird feeder, allowing … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: time for a hair cut!
Just a few pictures of the garden beds that I took while doing my morning rounds. This is the newest bed in the area where the old wood pile used to be, and these beets were the first ones planted, so they are larger than the others. Well. Some of them are. We are curious … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: how things are looking
After we got the sunflowers transplanted, the girls and I decided we would transplant the tomatoes today, too. This is the area we prepared for the tomatoes, back in April, so that we can use the chain link fence to support them. You can read what we did to prepare it here. Though we have … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: transplanting tomatoes and onions
This morning, I wanted to get that half-bed planted with carrots. I was happy to discover that the Kyoto Red carrots I'd ordered were pelleted seeds (I'm sure I knew that when I'd ordered them, but completely forgot!), so they could go in right away. Before I did, though, I cooked up some cornstarch gel, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: getting things planted, and trying things out
Today was the day to start planting our onions. I wanted to get the transplants out, to make room for the squash in the sun room, and get the onion sets in. The plan was to have onions on either side of the kale that has already been direst sown, in the bed on one … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: outdoor planting – eventually. Also, we have flowers!
This morning, we had snow coming down with flakes so big, I could see them without my glasses! 😀 They even triggered the motion sensor on the security camera during daylight. That happens all the time at night, with the infrared flash (and I wake up to hundreds of emails with images of snow or … Continue reading Snowy morning
Wow. It's coming up on 10pm as I start this, and this is the first time I've had to sit down for most of the day! Today was our monthly shop, so after doing my rounds, my younger daughter and I headed out to the city. We were going to do our usual shop when … Continue reading Our 2021 garden seedling shuffle, monthly shop, and man that’s bright!
After seeing how much the K-cups were drying out, I had to find a way to move them out so they can be watered thoroughly, without over watering the Jiffy Pellets. At our last city shopping trip, I picked up a couple of cheap little baking sheets, to make it easier to move the red … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: expanding onions
Thanks to some feedback from Kensho Homestead, I decided to go ahead and trim our bulb onion seedlings this morning. Though our temperatures dipped below freezing lat night, the sun room remained nice and warm. I didn't even bother putting the plastic cover over the mini greenhouse to keep more of the heat from the … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: just a little trim, and strong babies!