I feel like Spring is officially here. And I couldn't be happier about it! We've had the most gorgeous weekend. Today it got up to 87 degrees F. After church Benzo and I stopped by the ILs house to borrow some tools (Benzo had to fix the lawn mower today), had lunch and then he graciously sat… Continue reading Spring is Here!
It seems weird to write about the garden when it is sleeting outside right now. Yes it is actually sleeting. I just drove home in it after having dinner at my brother's place. This time of year in the midwest can be depressing because we have been teased with 70 and even 80 degree weather only to… Continue reading Seed Starting – 2011
It's about that time of year. Time to start planning for this year's garden!!! I always start getting excited for the garden in January. The holidays are over and it's usually freezing cold or snowing. Thinking about the garden cheers me up in an otherwise dreary season. This year will be my fourth year of… Continue reading Garden Plan – 2011
I haven't written about gardening in quite awhile, since my garden this past summer was not very successful. It started off great and then quickly went downhill. Part was my fault due to neglect and lack of time to properly take care of it and part of it was due to weather and other things out… Continue reading Seed Storage
Tonight I picked my first real tomato harvest. The tomato plants have been a little slow to produce this year. I'm not sure if it's because I transplanted them a little late this spring or if they are having a hard time with the heat. Luckily we had a pop up thunderstorm blow through yesterday… Continue reading Organic? Or Just the Way it Should Be?
Yesterday we finally got a reprieve from triple digit temperatures. It felt almost like spring at only 90 degrees F with a slight cool breeze. I was able to run outside after work without fear of death! Since it was a bit cooler, Benzo and I headed out to the garden after my run to continue… Continue reading When Squash Bugs Attack
Wow it's Sunday night already. The weekend is OVER already! I hope you had a lovely weekend. Today I spent some time working in the garden, trying to whack down all the weeds I was lamenting over last weekend. I made a little headway but I still have a lot of work to do. While I… Continue reading Weed Whacker