EDIT: I've been corrected - they won't be mystery tomatoes until next year, so they're strange this year but not because of cross pollination. My neighbor pointed out that my tomatoes were ripe, which I had somehow missed. I assumed, seeing yellow, they weren't ready, but turns out there were a whole bunch of yellow … Continue reading So, I Forgot My Tomatoes Were All Heirloom Varieties…
I bought a used freezer, and my brother and dad were nice enough to bring it over. We'd been having issues with items getting lost in the bottom of the freezer. Now I have everything sorted into three freezers: 1. Meats and Meal Prep, 2. Veggies 3. Bread, seafood, dairy, and fruit. The last being … Continue reading New-to-Me Freezer
Yesterday was hot. I mean, really, REALLY hot for this area. It was humid and sticky and got up to the mid-nineties, which may not be a big deal to you, but this is Wisconsin. Our shtick is snow. If you know me personally, you know I spent my elementary years living in Texas, and … Continue reading No One Says You Can’t Use a Sprinkler
Weeds wait for no one, even when the weather is miserable. Last year, my dad found a solution - he brought over his canopy tent, we brought a barn fan outside to blow on us, and we weeded comfortably despite 95 degree weather. His canopy is on its last legs this year though, so I … Continue reading Hot Weather Gardening
It was a drizzly evening a few nights ago, overcast and cool, so I decided to take advantage of the weather and weed my garden. My cucumbers and watermelon were buried. It's pretty overgrown, but one bed was especially bad. I sat on our new cinder block frames (just the right height to sit and … Continue reading Sure, Go Ahead and Garden Without Me
Beautiful weather to work outside, and I planted everything that was big enough. No photos - I'll take those after I see what survives the transition. Nothing interesting to say.
When I got up today, my husband was puttering around the garage, and the lawn was freshly mowed. I yelled hi at him and did my usual chores. My dad stopped by and we ran an errand. He was still in the garage. I yelled that I was leaving and he yelled back okay. I … Continue reading My Husband Is AMAZING
I ordered 150 retaining wall bricks from the closest Menards to finally shore up our grow bags. They're starting to fall to pieces this season, and I wanted to support them with retaining wall bricks so the walls would be sturdy enough to sit on. My husband was a saint and placed them all for … Continue reading Guess Who Bought 150 Retaining Wall Bricks?
I planted five little sticks of American Plum just last week, and they were starting to bud already. So exciting! There were four on the right side: And one tucked in the gap between the apricot trees where one of them had been eaten by deer: All was looking well, but when I went out … Continue reading Farewell, My American Plum
Nearly all of my plants are budding, including the blueberries and currants that 'died' last year. I almost pulled them out of the ground in disgust, but the currants had 'died' several times and come back in the spring, so I gave them another chance. And they came back! I couldn't get a good photo … Continue reading Stop Faking: You Ain’t Dead