Raspberries and Livestock

I’m trying out a new method of supporting the raspberry/blackberry bushes that I read about in The Good Life. I spent the morning clearing out the old canes and tying the new ones onto bamboo stakes (several canes per stake) using velcro plant tie tape (so that I can go back and add any newRead more

Stuff

C. (hubby) spent the day up on the roof today, stripping off three layers of old shingles. Our house would have been so cute with it’s original cedar shingles, it killed me to watch him tear them off. We stowed them away for use as kindling or whatever. So good natured, he’s still smiling afterRead more

Peas and Blueberry Banana Bread

I’ve had a pretty productive day so far. After hanging the laundry to dry, I finally got around to picking, blanching, and freezing a batch each of peas and yellow beans. It’s always a little disappointing to discover that the huge bowl of pods you picked only amount to a couple of cups of actualRead more

Rain

After an unusually warm and dry past month or so, it was a nice treat to wake up to rain this morning. I’m convinced it was reading Farmgirl’s post on how to make it rain that did it (if you haven’t read it, do – it’s hilarious). I took her advice and hung a loadRead more

New Blooms

Two of my favorites have recently begun blooming. Monarda (Bee Balm)… and Liatris (alongside the Shasta Daisies). The resident bees are very happy!

Garden Pics

I was out taking photos this morning and thought I’d share a couple. The kale is looking ready to harvest, and the Bombast Rose poppies are in full bloom. I love to go out and and just look at everything. My neighbors probably think I’m looney, wandering aimlessly around my backyard (the fact that I’mRead more