Guess what I found out this morning? Pencil shavings can go in the compost bin or be sprinkled around your plants! They're good for repelling gnats in houseplants when on top of the soil according to The Plant Doctor (on the Rachel Ray Show in March 2020). Hopefully my classroom plants will agree! I emptied … Continue reading Pencil shavings to plants
The pigs went to the butcher the weekend after Thanksgiving. Those girls were ENORMOUS! We picked up the meat today. Look at how many boxes of pork we got from these two pigs! These are pork chops. If I'd known they were going to be this big, I'd have only put two in a pack! … Continue reading That’s a lot of pork!
We have two blackberry bushes in our front yard. We did have three, but Ted drove over one when we were loading pigs one time, and it snapped the canes off at the ground, never to return (too bad because that was a big blackberry bush!). This summer, one of those two bushes has taken … Continue reading Blackberry cobbler recipe
Peas growing in a pot on the front porch steps I did it!!! I grew peas!!!! I don't have even enough to make a meal yet, BUT I GREW PEAS!!!!! Peas growing in the garden on the arch Is this not the cutest little baby pea you've ever seen?!? This is a big deal because … Continue reading I grew PEAS!!!!
While working on the flowerbed around the koi pond this past weekend, Ted found this little guy. We had no idea what he was, and then I remembered that I'd downloaded an app called Seek earlier. I took a picture of the little guy with the app's camera feature, and it immediately identified him as … Continue reading Something new on the farm
Today started at 5:45 a.m. I cleaned the kitchen; afterward we had pumpkin scones for breakfast and then hooked up the dump trailer and headed out to the local gravel pit. Hooking up the dump trailer For folks who have never hauled their own gravel, let me explain the process. We drive our truck and … Continue reading Nine tons but still not done
I killed our previous blueberry bushes when I installed electric on the old pig fence a couple of years ago. They literally just shriveled up and died. I had no idea that being close to the electric fence would kill them like that! We didn't plant new ones last year because time got away from … Continue reading Blueberry patch
I hear so many people complaining about being with their spouses 24/7 during this shutdown. I don't get it! We are LOVING all the time we're getting to spend together! We're both still working from home, but we're spending so much more time together. We're sharing all the chores, doing nice little things for each … Continue reading Garden arches and no bake cookies