Tag Archives: garden

Not Much in the Garden

5 Oct

The yard kids have eaten most of my garden.  There’s not even hardly any weeds left.

Zoe and Cutie Pie

Zoe and Cutie Pie

There are a few squash and pumpkins.  I hope they don’t eat them!

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Strawberry wishes she were just a little bit taller, so she could reach a few more leaves.

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I guess it’s time to start giving them a bit of hay.

I do hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have the items for this week at the top of my sidebar.

Weeder Geese and the Garden

4 Jul

I’ve always wondered how well weeder geese would do.  This year it looks like I’ll get my chance to find out.

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There are several of my slim bodied geese that are coming through the fence into the yard.  Now they’ve found their way to the garden.

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In theory (and I do believe it), they will eat the weeds and leave your garden plants alone.  It makes sense as long as your garden has sprouted and started growing when they enter it.  Geese like the tender new shoots and digging through loose soil for roots.

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Of course, looking at the tomato plant, it looks like the geese (and I) have a lot of work to do.

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I did go out and do some weeding today too.  I found that my dill has completely flowered.  Oh well, it’s still pretty.

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I found my first pick of the year.

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It won’t be long before I can pick the Anaheim chili pepper too.

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I even have okra growing this year.  I hope the geese don’t like it, or it better hurry up and grow.  Do you see how dry and cracked the soil is?

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I did water everything tonight too.  I watered the pumpkin patch and weeded out there yesterday.  We actually have chances for rain again this week.  I have my fingers crossed!

I do hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have the items for this week listed at the top of my sidebar.

First Day of Summer

20 Jun

My first day of summer was spent working in the garden.

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I took my tiller/cultivator in to my dad, and he helped me get it running smoothly.

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When I uncovered the tomatoes I had planted earlier, I actually found I had little tomatoes on them!

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In between cultivating and pulling weeds, I’d take breaks.  On one of those, I found a cooperative butterfly!

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Where did I find such a lovely pasture with this butterfly?

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Remember, my yard is currently pasture for Sam and Xerxes.  At least my fence is working to keep the boys out of the garden.

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They also couldn’t get to the cherry tree, so I picked a gallon of cherries today.

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Now I need to clean them and make some jams to sell for the markets.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt this week.  The items for the week are at the top of my side bar.