So if you follow this blog a lot, you know that I recently moved to planting native plants around the house. Last year I put in five milkweed plants and was kind of disappointed not to see any action on them. This morning… Not one, but two caterpillars! I haven’t seen a monarch butterfly around…… Continue reading Caterpillars!
Mornings on my days off is my time to work in the garden while everyone sleeps. I’m often out working at 6 in the morning. Right now I’m laying down my mulch layer. Working at the newspaper I have access to lots of newspapers! I lay the newspapers down and then spread straw over the…… Continue reading Mulching
Our front yard landscaping is awful. “Landscaping” is probably too generous of a word, actually. We hardly ever go in the front yard, which accounts for about 99% of the reason for the neglect. I’ve attempted a few things over the years. I had a good stand of day lilies going but they got dug…… Continue reading Landscaping with natives
I’m still cutting a gallon bag full of fresh no ecoli lettuce every other day. I planted potatoes March 18. Then we went through a stretch of unseasonably cold weather complete with seven inches of rain one week and a few hard freezes. So I got antsy and replanted the potatoes since nothing was coming…… Continue reading Garden update
It’s the third week in a row with Sunday snow. At least today it was only a few flurries in the morning. Some of our snow adventures the past couple of weeks. Thank goodness for the greenhouse because I have fresh lettuce ready to pick. We’re under a freeze warning for tonight, ugh. I’m planning…… Continue reading Another Sunday, another snow
I couldn’t take it anymore so the kids and I started lettuce, onions and potatoes. I am so ready for fresh food. I did have to fix some of Colton’s planting, though. 🤣 The onions and lettuce are in the greenhouse. I’m trying out a grow bag from Gurneys on the onions. I planted the…… Continue reading Fresh food
We’ve been doing the fall fun thing here with bonfires and Halloween. Our neighbors down the hill had a bonfire a couple of weeks ago and our neighbor built this awesome roller coaster? slide? out of some old warehouse racks and the top of a wheelbarrow. Both kids had a blast! Then we had…… Continue reading Fall fun