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
We are serious about the garden this year. Ted is on board with my idea of a Victory Garden and is helping make my vision a reality. New beds will be going in across the front yard as fast as Ted can build them, and I'm hoping to add gravel pathways between them so there's … Continue reading Adding raised beds
It's been just over two years since Gramma Izzie died, but she just gave me a gift. Mystery gift from Gramma I was in her garage a couple of weeks before all this COVID-19 shutdown started, around the time I needed to plant those potato eyes, and I saw this ceramic pot of dirt setting … Continue reading A gift from Gramma
Last weekend early on Saturday morning, I cleaned out an upper kitchen cabinet to see what was in it, use up food close to its expiration, and basically find something to kill a couple of hours. I saved two plastic egg cartons, and on Sunday, Jake and I added a little dirt to them and … Continue reading Tomatoes!!!