Monday, June 19, 2017

Picking Time!

Well, picking season has arrived!
Loaded up with squash... already putting casseroles in the freezer.
Loaded up with cucumbers... already made a batch of pickles.
Good picking of snap beans... got 5 quarts in the pantry.
OVERLOADED with Blueberries... picking every 2 days.
And with the rains we've had regularly, I suspect things will continue along nicely.  My "second plantings" are already up too, and about to begin blooming... peas, beans, and squash.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Caged In

No blueberries for TWO years, thanks to the birds!
Well, when I saw my old plants, standing 7 feet tall and 7 feet wide,
and bending over from the weight of berries,
I decided to do something about it.
Made me a "hoop house" that really is a cage!
No birds in there now!  Just lots of berries waiting to turn blue!
It ain't pretty, but it's functional.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Back To The Garden

I'm in and out of the garden nowadays.
Squash is finally coming along nicely!
Now if my peas and beans would wake up,
things would be perfect!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Barn/Workshop Update

It's been a little while since any mention of my barn update.
Still slowly...very slowly working on it.
Finally finished the front, and "turned the corner."
This section required a "window"
So I just used an old DOOR I had lying around.
It was free.  And it worked.

Monday, May 1, 2017

My Book Is Done!

My BOOK is now at the publisher!
It has definitely been a "labor of love."
More later.... stay tuned !!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

And We're Off and Running...

Step TWO... Complete!
All the seeds are planted for my first planting. 
And the tomato plants are set out, and pinestraw mulch added.
And the rains have come often. 
NOW... sunshine bring out those plants!!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

New Guard In Town

Trying something new this year. 
Rather than a SCARECROW, I have put out a plastic replica of an OWL.
And this baby is doing the job superbly well.  So far.