Category Archives: gardening

Fruits of My Labor

My hot peppers, juliet tomatoes and red skinned potatoes are all almost ready for the picking.

It is a good feeling when I can look at what my hands helped to create.

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The Future and the Past

If you don’t leave your past in the past, it will destroy your future.

Live for what today has to offer, not for what yesterday has taken away.

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Lurking Turkey

My garden needed some upgrades, a much higher gate and a much higher fence. Over the weekend a friend and I fixed the situation. Next is to paint it and get some stone to keep the door looking nice not so muddy.

It seems like we fixed the fence and gate just in time to keep a lurking Turkey out of the garden… at least for now.

Arai noticed the Turkey hanging just behind the new fencing. It appears that she was sizing it up.

I am glad that she decided to move on. Once she realizes she can easily fly into it game over for my little garden.

On my post from yesterday, I mentioned how I have not cut the grass by the garden since last summer. You can see just how wild the grass and bushes have gotten.

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Fluid Mushrooms on a Log

Little by little

Day by day

What is meant fir you

WILL find its way.

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What A Difference

In my garden I ran out of space in one of the raised beds that I was putting my cabbage in so I put the last two in a container and used differennt soil, Miracle-Gro Organics. What a difference!

Now I started both plants as seeds so they are the same “age”.

Look how big the leaves are on the one that had the Miracle-Gro Organics! I will continue to use this product for all future plantings.

Unfortunately Mr. Gerald Goph-Hog had a nice meal with the other beautiful cabbage…oh and I found out he lives under my deck.

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S.ugar H.oney I.ce T.ea!!!

A polite way of saying SHIT!!!

A gopher (or ground hog) that I have named Mr. Gerald Goph-hog has been visiting my garden off and on for about a week. He has taken little nibbles out of my sunflowers, strawberries, carrots and peas.

It has been my intention to make a gate at the entryway since I made the garden but due to work schedules and other projects I never got around to it.

After seeing that Mr. Gerald Goph-hog is getting a bit more brazen I made a point to make the gate this week before Mr. Gerald Goph-hog had a chance to inform his family of the new open garden restaurant in the neighborhood.

When I went out to check the garden I see all of my peas down on the ground with no pea pods on them. I was TOO LATE!! He must have told the family this morning. Out of 12 plants only 2 remain. I was able to save 3, yes only 3, pea pods.

So today I took all of the left over wood I had and old door that my mother had and I finally made my gate. It still needs to be painted. I left the side post long so that I an put a hanging plant on it in the near future.

The lesson I learned….Don’t put off til tomorrow what you can do today.

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Sorry images are so large can’t get to resize properly, I miss the old editor

A Blossoming Country Girl

I have always love planting flowers, so this year I decided to plant some vegetables. I find the process very calming and relaxing. The time from planning to executing my plan keeps my mind focused and free of stress.

Everything being planted I started from seeds. Every open space in my kitchen is covered with all sorts of containers. My daughter can’t wait for everything to be planted so she can have the kitchen back.

Carrots. cabbage, peas, string beans, luffa gourds, watermelon, sunflowers & corn

Everything that was planted has not sprouted but more has sprouted then I expected.

Now I must begin to prepare the outside for several raised garden beds.

Before…..

After….

Today I was determined to get my to get my peas in the ground….so I had to finish.

I made a gate (not pictured), rearranged the beds, made a trellis and finally one garden bed is finished and filled with 2 mammoth sunflowers and my peas! There is still much to do but it feels really good and today was a GREAT DAY!

Finally……

One down 3 to go

By time I finished it was getting dark and the insects started making music. I imagined a finished garden, sitting out here relaxing in the evening after “working the fields” listening to the song of the evening with a nice glass of Stella Rosa wine.

Hope you like tonight’s song selection…

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