Tag Archives: Gardening

Farm Life: Memorial Day Small Walk

Returning from our walk with the dogs, the Mrs. noticed a flower in bloom just above our lane.  It was in the forest about 20 feet from the road. It was only about a foot high and quite happy in … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Raised Gardens for Rusty Joints

Getting older slows down the gardening process.  Those joints just are not as flexible as in days of youthful folly.  A little rust seems to settle into them each night, requiring extra rotations and maybe WD40 each morning (symbolically only).  Setting … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Walking Small to Enjoy the Labor

My cousin recently posted some photos from a small walk she took around her garden.  I took a few minutes between mowing, weeding, and hauling stuff around to take a few photos of our May flowers.  Irises, peonies, daisies, and … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Japanese Maple Tree

You all have been enjoying reading about my tree seedling planting.  I thought of one more.  In the morning, the light brightly illuminates a Japanese Maple which I planted more than 25 years ago, after we first purchased our lot … Continue reading

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Farm Life: A Bouquet for Cindy

“April showers, bring May flowers”.  We are having an extraordinary years for Spring garden color this year.  Ample rain, alternating with 70F to 80F days certainly turns the Appalachian Mountains into a hot-house.  Or, as I said to the Mrs. … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Appleseeds

The apple tree, which some have requested to see, is just a bit over from the redbud tree, which I wrote about recently.  It began blooming a few days after the redbud.  We had two other apple trees and a … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Redbud

Gardens can be an annual event… if you want to re-seed and replant every year.  That’s fine for the pots on our deck, which add color and delight for the season.  For longer ranging garden beds, you can build up … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Winter in Review

As Spring has spiked temperatures into the high 70’s before Easter, we shall conclude that no more winter storms are coming our way.  Time for Spring thunder showers.  Time to review the Fog in August predictions for winter 2016-17.

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Farm Life: More Huglekultur

With our mild winter, we are weeding in February.  Unheard of!  We should be under half a foot of snow, or have ground frozen twice that deep.  Yes, we can haul off half a dozen or more wheelbarrows of weeds … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelf: Two Memoirs by Cynthia Reyes

We have several rocking chairs in our cabin.  In each of our great-rooms, you can find a place to sit and rock while relaxing.  When reading two memoirs by Cynthia Reyes, A Good Home and An Honest House, I envision Cynthia … Continue reading

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