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.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Gardening Time!!


Sunday, March 26, 2017


Celebrating 50 years of marriage. 
My goodness, where did that time go?

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Off And Running....

It's a new year!!  Got the same "projects" going on!
These three represent my focus so far this year...
1.  Bathroom remodel
2.  Pick up truck remodel
3.  Genealogy--a book about my grandparents.
It's a juggling feat well worth Ringling & Brothers,
but wait.....they've closed down now.
Oh well... I'll stay the course...
Hopefully something will get finished before
my "gardening season" gets here....
It's a race against time.  
Oh retirement! Where are thou??

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Not A Good Way To Start The Year

Yesterday morning I found one of my hen's dead.
No signs of trouble... just lying there in the run area.
So I took care of that, and then fed the other 4.
This afternoon, the white one was found dead.
No signs of trouble... just lying there in the run area.
Now I'm down to 3 hens total....
I have no way of knowing why...
Just nature "taking it's course" I suppose.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Looking Ahead....

Well.... hello there!
A new year has shown up here at my place,
and I'm happy to see it.  I'm happy to see every one of them!
And along with the new year, I also find new hopes,
and new dreams, and new beginnings.
So it's time for making plans to fulfill those hopes and dreams.
But since I don't do "resolutions!" I'll be content with generalized "goals" for 2017.
Not too many... nothing too difficult.
But some things I want to achieve before December 31st.
So here you go... in no particular order (yes, I'll share.)
---Get my shop functional... or complete it!
---Sand down that old truck and get it repainted.
---Plush garden overrunning with fresh veggies.
---Paint the exterior of our home...ALL of it.
---More photography.
---More pickin' & grinnin'  (guitar & singing)
---A "vacation" to a state I've never been to.

And that's SEVEN.  Seven was a good number all through
the Bible, so that's a good enough number for me.
Happy New Year to all.