Something is eating my tomatoes. Other folks have said squirrels are getting theirs, but I haven’t seen any squirrels around the garden. I’m blaming rabbits. In the past I’ve lost a few tomatoes every year, but this year it’s been half to two-thirds of the crop destroyed. I think we’ll be having rabbit stew this…… Continue reading What’s eating my tomatoes?
Straight line wind damage a couple of weeks ago brought down this tree on one of our access trails from the house to the creek bottoms. I took advantage of this August cool snap to clear the trail. Phyllis came along and cleared brush out of the way as I cut, and she picked up…… Continue reading Storm cleanup
Sunday morning around around 3 a.m., Chris and I woke up to winds shaking the house. Violent winds. We turned on the local news (no coverage) and then checked the radar on our iPads and saw a mean line of storms bearing down on us. The storms quieted down after about an hour, and amazingly,…… Continue reading Straight line wind damage
Not a bad haul considering they were planted by a then three-year-old. I pulled the rest of the carrots and ended up with about a gallon bag full. They had a rough go with the drought, and the onions too, but I’m calling it a win. Thanks to switching to raised beds, this was the…… Continue reading Root crops are out
It’s 100 degrees here at 6:45 and I just dug the rest of my potatoes. They did alright, didn’t get as big as I would like, but we are in a mini drought according a St. Louis meteorologist. High today in St. Louis – 108.
When you forget to pick up groceries at the store and then remember you can just dig them out of the garden. These freshly dug carrots and potatoes will be joining a roast from the 1/4 beef from mom and dad in the crockpot tomorrow. Along with an onion after I dig it out of…… Continue reading Garden to the rescue
I did five pints of pickled peppers last week. I got up at 4:30 one morning to can before the kids got up, but Piper must have known and got up with me. I had planned to can a few more this week but with five days of 100+ temps, I’m going to pass on…… Continue reading In the garden – July 20