Category Archives: Garden

Eat Local- around 10 days in

My Eat Local Challenge really is a challenge especially when travelling.  I will tell you about that in a bit, but first I need to update you on the basics. Like I thought, fruit is a challenge. A huge challenge … Continue reading

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Chickens and Hawks

I’ve had a hawk after my chickens this week.  This is certainly a hazard of letting the chickens free range.  It is a bit unnerving.  I like hawks, but I don’t want them eating my chickens.   More homestead news: … Continue reading

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Late Summer

The garden is a total flop this year.  Well, almost.  We are still getting some food out of it, but not like I would have liked.  Such as life.  Some summers are like that.  Especially summers that have gotten busier … Continue reading

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Bee thoughts

With all the talk about bees, my love of honey, and the fact we put in fruit trees this year I have been thinking about getting bees. Problem is I don’t know much about them at all. The fact that … Continue reading

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New Garden Friend

Just found a little garter snake in my pea patch today. I was picking spinach and kale for lunch and he slithered out from under the peas. I was happy to see he had a full belly. I’ll let the … Continue reading

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Garden

I am finally getting the garden most of the way in. It is finally getting to where I feel relatively safe about putting my seedlings out. Almost June and I am still very leery of frosts. So let’s see… Today … Continue reading

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3 weeks to the frost date

My average frost-free date is May 20. I am a little behind on the garden but not too bad. I tried starting celery from seed this year. Not a one germinated. I wonder what happened? Probably a combination of bad … Continue reading

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