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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
Last week, I noticed that our blackberries had the blues… well actually orange rust. Shriveled leaves that looked as if someone had gone wild with a can of blaze-orange spray paint. A quick check in the growing-guide-book on berries instructed … Continue reading
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
Spring has been rushing into Summer quickly this year. interspersed with those “April Showers” have been 70F to 80F days. In addition to setting up the gardens for planting, we have been getting the deck ready for Summers meals. This … Continue reading
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.
In January we are out in shirt-sleeves hauling hay and manure from the goat barn. In February we are weeding the garden from plants that should sprout in March. The first week of March our apricot trees bloom. Then 16F … Continue reading