Last night, I heard from one of our neighbours, asking if we were missing some kittens. It seems that several kittens were sighted on the road by our place, and while one was caught, there were others around. They were not ours; by the age estimate, they were about 5 months younger than ours, plus … Continue reading Our 2021 garden, still going!
When I woke up this morning, we were at 2C/36F We had not gotten any frost warnings the night before, but when it gets that cold, it's going to be too much for some things, with our without frost. The last few days, morning and evening, we have been hearing a cacophony of geese in … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: almost frost
If you're on Facebook, you know how they pop things into your news feed that you posted, X number of years ago today? Yesterday, I saw one of those, with a photo I posted, three years ago. After a snowfall. Not only have we blown past our average first frost date of Sept. 10, but … Continue reading More garden surprises
Things are really enjoying the rain we've had recently. Including the Ozark Nest Egg gourds. I noticed that there were both male and female flowers blooming at the same time, so I decided to try hand pollinating them. The previous newly formed gourds have all withered away, so I hope these will take. The problem … Continue reading Growing
This morning was the day! After sitting in water, with some molasses and a touch of salt, for a couple of days, our Giant Puffball spores were ready to be used to inoculate an area. The instructions just said to pour over grass, but I did do two things to prepare the area we decided … Continue reading Giant puffballs done, and an unexpected autumn
We have been really fortunate with the frost holding off so far. If the long range forecasts are right, we won't get a frost for at least two more weeks, possibly longer. Other areas in our province have already had their first frost, so I am really thankful that it's held off in our area … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: late season growth progress
Well, it is getting decidedly cooler when I do my morning rounds! Fall is just around the corner, but things are still holding out in the garden. Here are the gourds growing on the south facing chain link fence. The yellow flowers that you see are the Ozark Nest Egg flowers. If you look at … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden
Okay, before I get into it, I just have to share a laugh. The phone rang just as I was about to start this post. It was clearly from a call centre, from the noise I heard in the background. After the usual greetings, the very polite person told me he was calling about our … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: still growing!
We're having some pretty hot and humid days of late. Not heat like we've been having all summer, thankfully, but more "average for August" hot. Though it didn't rain last night, when I came out to do my morning rounds, the dew was so heavy, I would have though we'd had some, had everything else … Continue reading Got it done!
The gardens seem to be really enjoying all the rain we've been having! The Ozark Nest Egg gourds are having a growth spurt, and more flowers are blooming. They are the first ones I've seen with only three petals on them. So far, I'm only seeing male flowers, but I might be missing some. I'm … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning after the rain