My apricot trees are blooming! Yay! They're blooming way to early! Not so yay. So, send some well wishes to the weather that we don't get a hard frost. Because I'd actually like fruit this year. Please be nice, Wisconsin weather!
I have a greenhouse. It's shiny, and new, and I've been super excited about it, especially since the greenhouse I had last year BLEW AWAY while I was out of town. So basically this: Super stoked about this. Gonna put ALL my plants in this. Enter Wisconsin weather in the spring. There I was, minding … Continue reading In Which I Am Assaulted By a Greenhouse
Ya'll, I'm so stoked. (No pun intended.) I don't have photos yet, and it's not set up. BUT I HAVE A WOODSTOVE! I bought THIS ONE. One of the site photos: Thank you to my family for supporting me in this! Power outages in the winter are a concern for me, and this, when it's … Continue reading For the End of the World
We've had some crazy weather lately. Our last frost is supposed to be ~April 28th, but we have had two frosts since, one LAST WEEK. Wisconsin, we need to discuss your weather. It's lovely out today though, and I slept in. I had the window open and the fan blowing nice warm air in, and … Continue reading Is it Spring?
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
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
I have a job that, this time of the year, is requiring I do a lot of 'field work'. By which I mean, working outside in miserable weather. Growing up in Texas, I learned a variety of tricks to handle this type of weather, and I have a good idea of when I'm heading into … Continue reading Hot Weather Working
It was warm out, day and night, and it was nearly the final frost date for this area. I checked the weather, and they expected the next two weeks to be balmy and nice. So I planted my tomatoes and basil outside. They didn't even stay out there three days. My mom called to warn … Continue reading I Swear I Checked the Weather
We woke up this morning to this: There's a sort of hush when snow is coming down and deep like this. It's lovely, but as the day goes on you hear snow blowers starting, people shoveling, the snow plow. My husband does most of the shoveling, though I try to help. I herniated a disc … Continue reading We FINALLY Own a Snow Blower
We had a spat of nice, spring weather, and I was loving it... until a front moved through. Because Wisconsin. Temperatures dropped. The wind picked up. I had a combination of an allergy and pressure based headache and miserable joint aches that I could barely think through. It was awful. I ended up taking a … Continue reading A Front Moved Through and It Was Awful