Our 2021 garden: direct sown corn and sunflowers, done!

The crab apple trees near the old garden area are starting to bloom. Not all of them yet, but this one was looking gorgeous, today. 🙂 This morning, after all the garden beds were watered, my older daughter and I got to work on the corn and sunflower blocks. She started by making furrows for … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: direct sown corn and sunflowers, done!

Our 2021 garden: morning progress, and changes in plans

My morning rounds now includes watering all the garden beds. Though we have had rain in the forecast, so far we've only received the lightest of smatterings. Hopefully, over the next few days, we'll get some real rain. I had a lovely surprise when I came into the sun room this morning. SO many more … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning progress, and changes in plans

Our 2021 garden: planting day, indoors – and that didn’t work!

Today's priority was to start the last of the seeds indoors. I'd been preparing a bin with toilet paper tubes, as something that would allow the least root disruption when transplanting (at least, so I've read). After a couple of days, it was time to start planting the Montana Morado corn!! Aren't they gorgeous? The … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: planting day, indoors – and that didn’t work!

Frosty morning, and… stuff (updated)

I headed out to do my morning rounds a bit on the late side, yet there was still frost in the air! It was looking downright foggy, in fact. Everything looked like a fairy tale, sparkling away! Even the ugly wires used for fencing looked beautiful. I love how the lichen on this fence post … Continue reading Frosty morning, and… stuff (updated)

Frosty morning – and a rough start to the day!

This morning, I was awakened by my husband, asking me if there was some trick to starting the washing machine. I think it was a rhetorical question. Our new washing machine, which we've had for only 2 1/2 months, simply stopped working. It won't turn on. Of course, my husband went through the usual check … Continue reading Frosty morning – and a rough start to the day!

Stripped bare, and heavy traffic day

It's working out to be a very unpleasant morning, weather wise! Thankfully, I was out earlier to do my rounds outside, so I could make sure the gate was open. We've got a septic company coming in to clean out our tank for the winter, some time this morning. Checking on the sunflowers this morning, … Continue reading Stripped bare, and heavy traffic day