Such a dry, hot summer summer! The melons and corn are doing great and the
tomatoes are coming along. The pepper plants are very slow growing and have
been since early spring. While I was out weeding (the weeds are growing better than anything!) I had company the toads and frogs were taking cover in the damp shade so I just weed around them!
I have gotten some salsa and corn relish put up already. Next will be the tomato sauce. Since we depend on the weather for our livelihood and it may not snow much this year, I fill the pantries and freezer.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
I've been pouring over my seed catalogs! It makes the dreary days of winter much more enjoyable! We are fortunate to live in the country on a small farm with plenty of room to garden. All of my produce is organic. We purchase our beef and pork from local farmers and raise our own chickens for meat and eggs. The difference in flavor and quality from store bought commercially raised is amazing!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
About a week ago my grandma moved into an assisted living senior apartment. She would rather be home, but realizes that this is the best thing for her. So I have been trying to get her accustomed with her surroundings. We have gone to lunch in the cafeteria, done laundry in the laundry room and yesterday I went to the exercise class! Now mind you we never stood up, every exercise was done from the sitting position....I am so soar today!!! I guess I better go back tomorrow!!!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The Greenhouse is going well! Better than I expected. This is our first year growing our own. We would spend a bundle on hanging pots and flowers not to mention the vegetable garden! It was a long winter waiting to get in there and get dirty! I think we should break even in two years with the expenses. I will be selling the overflow and taking some to the local farmers market. I can't wait to get digging!