Summer is definitely over and we are well into the fall season. With temperatures at 29 this morning, frost is definitely on the pumpkin! I’m always glad to announce that the canning season is officially over! On Monday, my husband tilled the garden, pulled out the frost-wilted flowers and mowed were it was needed. Now, … More New and Tidy
This has been the perfect growing year—good amount of rain and hot days. As you can see, I pack A LOT in my little garden. It’s enough to give us fresh cucumbers, beans, tomatoes, lettuce and snap peas for our dinner. I’ll purchase tomatoes to make into sauce, tomato soup (new “original” recipe last year … More LOVE My Garden!
I decided to start zinnias from seed this year. Yesterday, I transplanted them. I was amazed at the length of their little roots! They had sent them down as far as their shallow soil would allow them to go and then made a sharp right and started crawling along the bottom of the tray! So, … More My Poor Little Zinnias!
Ready, Set, Wait! Well, the last job is done for the winter—tilling the garden. Dear old Tilly is out there now, purring away until the gas is gone. A good wash and she gets to rest for the season. The garden is ready, but for what? It’s ready to rest; however, any seeds that are … More Ready, Set, Wait
Well, for the first time ever, we have grown cantaloupes—just had one tonight for dessert, and it was delicious! I’ve tried before, but they never completely ripened before our sunshine and warm weather gave way to fall. I love living on top of a mountain, but it cuts our growing season by two weeks. So, … More Success!
I hate weeds! Do you mind if I say that a little louder? I HATE WEEDS!!!! We have had a bunch of rain, so much that I couldn’t even get into my garden without sinking into the mud! Finally, today was the day to weed; however, by now, the ground was still wet and hard! It … More I HATE WEEDS!
Well, the last job is done for the winter—tilling the garden. Dear old Tilly is out there now, purring away until the gas is gone. A good wash and she gets to rest for the season. The garden is ready, but for what? It’s ready to rest; however, any seeds that are still in the … More Ready, Set, WAIT!
There are so many lessons to be learned in the garden. I’d say we all have a bit of the farmer in us – who doesn’t like to see things grow? And even if you don’t have any desire to develop your green thumb, it would be worth it to allow your kids to have … More Beauty for Ashes
“Your carrots look really good,” my mom said as she looked out my kitchen window. Ah yes, two lacy green rows of baby carrot tops all in a straight row – nice and thick. “Yes, I bought my seeds from the local hardware store,” I said. “Only paid fifty-two cents for a half scoop of … More Too Much Green in My Garden?
“Once I cut down the weeds, I found that the ground was red with wild strawberries. I guess you’d call them a hidden blessing.” As this dear man shared his testimony in Sunday school a few weeks back, my husband replied, “That will preach!” Hidden blessings: How many blessings are hidden from our lives because … More Hidden Blessings