Our 2021 garden; pixies and our grape harvest

The girls joined me for the evening rounds last night, and my daughter found a ripe Pixie melon! I had checked them in the morning, and none were coming loose from their stems, but by the end of the day, one of them finally did. 🙂 It isn't even the biggest one that has a … Continue reading Our 2021 garden; pixies and our grape harvest

Our 2021 garden: onions harvested, first melons, and more carnage

Today has turned out to be - so far - not as hot as predicted. On the down side, the smoke came back with a vengeance this morning. It has gotten better since then, thankfully. While heading out to move the sprinkler, yesterday, I spotted Butterscotch and her brood. I'm not sure if this is … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: onions harvested, first melons, and more carnage

Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden, and FIRST ONE!!!!

You know, I think we actually got a bit of rain last night! I didn't have to water the garden beds this morning. To start, I found something really, really exciting this morning. Our first ripe tomato!!!! There it is, hiding under some leaves. 🙂 Our very first Spoon tomato! From the photos on the … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning in the garden, and FIRST ONE!!!!

Our 2021 garden: another attempt, and we have Pixies!

As we were reaching the hottest part of the day, I had concerns about the garden. Specifically, at the squash tunnel. The summer squash are well mulched and can stay cooler and moister longer, but the melons, winter squash and gourds are not as well set up, and they need more water than most other … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: another attempt, and we have Pixies!