Some critter surprises

I got to see the kittens again this evening, but this morning, I had quite the critter surprise! To top up our potato grow bags, I headed to the outer hard with the wheelbarrow, with the tools needed to rake up some grass clippings for much, and get a load of garden soil from the … Continue reading Some critter surprises

Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel build, day one

Not that long ago, we were dealing with freezing temperatures. Now we've got a heat wave! Today's high was predicted to be 24C/77F. Instead, we reached 28C/82F. Tomorrow's high is supposed to be 28C... does that mean we'll be going to break 30C/86F? 😦 Hot as it was, we needed to get started on the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: squash tunnel build, day one

Our 2021 garden: beating the heat, transplants, potatoes and … stalking goldfinches?

Today, we definitely heated up fast! I was outside early to do my rounds, the watering, and hardening off the seedlings, managing to finish before things started getting too hot. We easily reached 30C/86F and probably went a bit higher. We even got heat alerts, and air quality warnings for those places dealing with wildfires … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: beating the heat, transplants, potatoes and … stalking goldfinches?

Our 2021 garden: first corn block and mulberry are planted!

My goal for this morning was to get the soil over to where we're planting the Dorinny corn, before things got too hot. Normally, I don't have breakfast until after I'm done my morning rounds, but I cut those short to quickly eat before I started hauling dirt. I probably should not have taken the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: first corn block and mulberry are planted!