Let's talk about pleasant things, first! Here is an adorable photo of Ginger for you. 🙂 Doesn't he look so sweet and peaceful? Not at all like the mischievous bugger I had to stop from trying to attack one of the trunks of the big jade tree in the living room! 😀 I did very … Continue reading Dragging on
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!
Well, it hasn't really cooled down all that much, but I wanted to at least get the asparagus planted. The first thing was set the crowns to soak in water before covering the cardboard with a layer of soil, and laying out the sod around the edges to make a sort of wall to support … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: asparagus is in!
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”
Oh, I'm going to be in for a world of hurt, tomorrow. It's going to be worth every bit of it! 😀 But first, I have to show off the little Crespo squash baby! I got this photo last night. This is how it looked, less than 24 hours later. Then I checked it this … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: Crespo squash, and pea beds ready!
Ginger let me take his picture this morning! 🙂 Then he promptly tried to catch and eat my phone. 😀 I'm happy to say that, for a past couple of night, we have not been closing the other cats out, and have found Ginger curled up and snoozing with other cats. He's always been more … Continue reading Ginger bug, skunk visits, and progress!
My older daughter and I headed out for a walk, and we decided to go ahead and remove the plastic covering our garlic beds. When looking up how to plant winter garlic, all the resources said to cover the garlic with a heavy layer of mulch. What none of them did was mention when to … Continue reading Our 2021 Garden: the garlic beds
I was very happy to see the battery charged up fast enough that I could use it again tonight. I quickly trimmed the poles I'd left earlier and moved them out, then got started. Both my daughters were able to join me this time, so I got to focus on cutting and trimming, while they … Continue reading Clean up: Baby chainsaw, out again!
My daughter was a sweetheart and willing to get out with our little snow blower to clear a few paths. I went out with her to control the extension cords, to make it easier. I grabbed a quick photo of what I'd cleared around the cat shelters, earlier. The plan is to use the cleared … Continue reading Pathways