This is not a "bad" potato; it's a potato that's going to provide you with the means of growing your own future potatoes: This is how you do it: Cut the sprouts off, leaving some potato just below the sprouted parts (called "eyes"). Now set those in a saucer of water. Don't use too much … Continue reading Growing potatoes from sprouted ones
When we worked outside last weekend, Ted brought up several loads of composted manure from the barn. Some went into my raised beds, but a bunch went into the chicken run. They are LOVING IT! They packed and scratched in it to find all the tasty bugs until it was dark. Here's a little video … Continue reading Putting the chickens to work
It was 60F here this past Saturday! Ted and I spent four hours outside on yard work. I cleaned out the raised beds to get them ready for planting soon, and Ted brought me up several loads of composted manure (black gold!) from the barn. Starting point for the raised beds I found that eleven … Continue reading Getting ready for spring
I love what I call my "kitchen days". Those are the times when I spend an entire day in the kitchen, cleaning and cooking/canning/freezing recipes, etc. My happy places are my kitchen, the barn, the local library, any beach by the ocean/sea, Christmas Eve/Morning (wherever the festivities take place), and Disneyworld. And today is a … Continue reading It’s a kitchen day today!
Gramma Izzie could grow anything. If she got a start, a root, a flower, or a twig, it grew where she planted it. Unfortunately, that green thumb gene passed me over; my gardening is a hit and miss and do it by the feels type of gardening (it's worked for the animals so far so … Continue reading Aloe vera plants
The neighbor called this morning. His father decided he wouldn't have a garden next year so wanted to remove his fence posts but was having trouble getting them out of the ground. He asked if Ted could use the tractor to do it after work. Unfortunately, Ted is on a business trip and won't be … Continue reading Driving home
I think I know why these hanging baskets died now...Luci lays in them constantly!