There's nothing like heading outside to do my morning rounds, and being greeted by so many kitties! It's going to be hard to tell those tabbies apart. 😀 Ghost Baby even made an appearance this morning. She is very shy and skittish, so I didn't try to move any closer to get a photo. My … Continue reading Ghost Baby appears, and that’s a LOT of dill!
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
While doing my rounds this morning and checking the gardens, I was pleased of fine a really big Madga squash ready to pick. After being seasoned with cayenne pepper, the groundhogs are leaving the summer squash alone and they are finally getting a chance to grow! There were even a few zucchini to gather. The … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning surprises
The last few days have been cooler and damp. Thankfully, we have not needed to do any watering at all of late. I think some of the plants in our garden have gotten confused! 😀 We are finally getting some "big" Tennessee Dancing Gourds. Most have been turning yellow, soft and falling off before reaching … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: progress
Today is supposed to exceed 30C/86F, so I wanted to make sure the garden got an deep watering this morning. When I had removed the shade cloth from the three beds with fall harvest crops planted, the seedlings seemed to be doing pretty good. When I returned to cover them this morning, I saw this … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: new finds!
Today was our day to head into the city for out monthly shop, so my morning rounds were a bit earlier than usual. Which seems to confuse the outside cats! 😀 Yesterday evening, when things started to cool down, my younger daughter was a sweetheart and crawled around inside the upside down kibble house, to … Continue reading Kibble house and other progress
Yes!!!!! We managed to finish transplanting tonight! I thought we might have to move beyond the squash tunnel, but since these will be trained to climb, we were able to plant them closer together than we normally would, and they all fit. Also, I was sure we had the little pumpkins to transplant. I was … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: corn, gourds, squash and melon transplants DONE!!
Wow. It's coming up on 10pm as I start this, and this is the first time I've had to sit down for most of the day! Today was our monthly shop, so after doing my rounds, my younger daughter and I headed out to the city. We were going to do our usual shop when … Continue reading Our 2021 garden seedling shuffle, monthly shop, and man that’s bright!
It was a gorgeous day to do our morning rounds, and the yard cats were taking full advantage of it. 😀 It's a good thing we're not trying to keep the grass alive around the cat's shelter. 😀 This spot is where a smaller old dog house was, when we first moved here, and the … Continue reading Filthy felines and seedling surprise
We have gourd sprooots!! Yesterday afternoon, I spotted these. These are the Tennessee Dancing Gourds, and they are the first of the gourds to sprout! This is how they looked this morning! So awesome, to see how much they grew in less than 24 hours! I'm hoping this means we'll start seeing some of the … Continue reading New baby sprrrooots, and soil testing status