This guy's videos are awesome! I love how easily and simply he explains things, and he walks the viewer through planting whatever he's growing from choosing the right container to how much light is needed to how often to water it. He's called The Prolific Familystead, and I've found him on Facebook and YouTube. Here's … Continue reading Gardening videos
I don't know what happened, but my climbing rose bush went WILD over the past two weeks! She's grown so much and has so many roses open that some of the canes are bending over and touching the ground!
I saw this butterfly flopping on the road after work yesterday so I got it on a napkin and brought it home with me. I'm not sure what was wrong with it (I thought its wing was broken but was wrong). I nestled it on a redbud on our driveway when I reached home, and … Continue reading Saved it!
It's always been a running joke that I had a black thumb. I loved planting things and having flowers, but Gramma always came up weekly and reminded me which ones to water and fertilize. She sometimes just did it all herself. Most of my plants died every summer, and only a pothos lived inside (I … Continue reading Thank you, Gramma!
Every summer, my inlaws plant a little patch of corn. My mother-in-law freezes what they can't eat, and then my father-in-law cuts down the stalks and brings them to our cattle. Bessie (left) and Tilly (right) 8/21/21 They sure do love them!
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
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