Here's the Birthday presents I got that are NOT art supplies, in no particular order. I mean, the biggest one is last because I don't want it to negate the other awesome presents, which I love, but otherwise no order. From dad, window prisms! I have one in the bedroom, but now I can hang … Continue reading Birthday Presents I Adore
No photos, ya'll, so you'll just have to believe me. I had a friend planning to come and visit us at our house for the first time ever on Saturday. Super exciting, and I was stoked. And then I looked around the house. It was... cluttered is a polite term for it. Every surface was … Continue reading In Which We Cleaned for Three Days
It's Friday, and it's time for some plant pictures to finish out my week. I posted before that my tomato plants got hit by the last frost thanks to some VILE CREATURE lifting up my cover and then sleeping on top of them. I didn't tear them out, but I did buy new plants and … Continue reading A Chill Garden Update
We had a freeze during which some vile creature dug under my covers and allowed some of my tomatoes to freeze. These photos are BEFORE that freeze, but the only plants that died were the tomatoes. This is my Dog Deterrent. Tundra has figured out that food comes out of the dirt and has been … Continue reading Belated Garden Update
The weather changed here, and suddenly we were expecting a frost. I was like 'I've got this', and I pulled out the clear table clothes I ordered, the plastic hoops, garden stakes, and a hole punch. I trundled outside and carefully covered up all of my plants during the warmest part of the day. I … Continue reading Oh, Wisconsin
I haven't planted anything outside yet because we aren't even past last average frost yet, but my apricots, currents, and cherry bushes didn't get that memo. They bloomed. I was so excited to see the blossoms since the apricots hadn't made a showing yet! And then the weather predicted a frost. The bushes are too … Continue reading We Had a Frost – Checking Out Survivors
I spent Saturday with a friend working on my garden, expanding it out, and I'm so, SO very happy with how it looks. And, yes, I used tires to circle where my bushes will be. A look from my back deck: The trellising is for my cucumbers and zuchini, but I also put it up … Continue reading More Work Expanding the Garden!
I sometimes spend time browsing our local Facebook buy/sell/trades, and in 2019 or so, I found an ad for a greenhouse, in box, never opened. Of course I bought it. I think it was ~$50. At the time, the woman I bought it from said they'd bought it for her mom three years ago, and … Continue reading A Greenhouse and a Surprise!
I added a second grow light a few weeks ago, and my plants took off! I usually have problems with germination, and whatever germinates is leggy and fragile. Not so much now. I'll have to start planting as soon as it's past last frost because they're getting big! Having two lights allows me to have … Continue reading The Garden in My Closet Update
This last weekend, we (my husband and brother and I) took a day and pushed my garden a little closer to the state I want it to be in. I didn't clear all of the beds yet, but WOW. Adding edging and mulch makes a HUGE difference. Tundra was very interested in the proceedings. I … Continue reading We’ve Worked in the Garden