Last Wednesday, while we were out looking for a few last-minute grocery items (eggs, cilantro, etc) we stopped by the local Wild Birds Unlimited (a chain of franchise stores, our local one has been around for a very long time). The people there are always so kind and knowledgeable. Tom had been in a couple […]
It’s been a while again, so a quick tour may be helpful. I had a quick “sprint” through the pond garden this afternoon before I wandered down the driveway a bit to do some warm-weather gardening. I really love the warmer weather. My joints don’t hurt as much, and I am not cold all the […]
Halfway through April, and there is a lot going on in the garden. A cold frame appeared last weekend, so this weekend it got some plants! The daffodils continue to delight in the shady grove by the Asian Pears and Apples. The gooseberry in front of some of the limbs that fell in January. Trying […]
The garden right now is in that stage between dormancy and exuberance. Here and there, small reminders that Winter is not forever, and Renewal lies around the corner. It has been a strangely dry winter, mostly mild despite the weeklong snow in January. Today, March 4, I took a few pics around the garden. Though […]
Well, it only took eleven years, but here is our latest gadget for the garden.Â We saw it on sale at woot.com several weeks ago, but it only arrived last week.Â Tom and the kiddo finished putting it together Friday night. As you can see, Lucky is very interested in the entire process.Â And the […]
Here it is, harvested today, along with the pumpkins. All volunteers, are very delicious looking… Happy Harvest-time and May the Best of the season be yours!
Well, I survived yet another week as a student teacher, taught at least two classes each day, taught all of them a couple of days. With a cold… that turned into the flu. Oh well. Life as a teacher, right? Took today as easy as I could in hopes of feeling 100% tomorrow so I […]
So, the squash continue to grow well, and the pumpkins seem to not be falling off quite so rapidly since I added calcium carbonate. I think there is hope for a small, late crop. Today, Tom and the elder stidkid worked very hard in the garden this morning while I was working on schoolwork (yes, […]
Sure enough. There they were. Two of them. Large as … well, life! At least eighteen inches top to tail, probably more. We couldn’t get very close.
Well. It was a LONG school year for me. And now it is over. I am apparently continuing in the program, and have a student teaching assignment lined up for next year! I will meet with my mentor teacher next week. The end result of the actual teaching in the school I was doing my […]