This female Mallard has a next down by the water in the weeds, the male stands guard from the vantage point of our lawn. It is unusual to see her off the nest. Such a handsome pair!
Between time spent helping Bob who fell and broke a rib and working in the studio I need to find a few hours to go out and clean up this perennial garden along the side of the house. I look forward to the time spent working in my yard.
Princess went to the groomer yesterday and got a bath and trimmed. Now she is very pretty and smells so good! She loves going to Scrub-a-Mutt in Palmer.
I noticed a slight tint of green beginning to show on the iris plants this morning. A sure sign that Spring is on the way!
My poor little Mountain Ash tree was mangled by a moose several years ago, it has barely recovered. Apparently there is a dead moose alongside the road killed by a collision with a car today. Moose can be a bit of a pain.
We had an early dump of snow and it came before I had finished trimming back the perennials. So, now I’ve got a mess of tangled, flattened iris. I suppose I can still go out if it warms up a bit, and finish the job. It might be a good idea, otherwise I’ll do it […]
There was a good layer of frost on everything in the yard yesterday morning, although it warms up nicely during the daytime. Just a reminder that winter is on the way.
Got the garden harvested, lots of veges stored in the freezer, carrots go into buckets of sand in the garage, and potatoes stored in banana boxes in the garage. The potatoes are really yummy.
I’m half way done trimming back the Iris, today it rained so I will wait for a nicer day to finish. I have a lot of Iris in the yard, more than I realized. I will also trim back the rose bushes and finish harvesting the garden, digging up potatoes and picking brussels sprouts and […]
My Hansa Rugosa are producing a bounty of Rose Hips. Some people make jam out of them. Since we do not eat sweets due to Diabetes, we leave them for the birds.
Our cabbage is ready to eat! And the Brussels Sprouts are ready for picking.
The Bergenia plant along the front walk is in full bloom. Beautiful.
The cabbage is growing nicely. The zucchini keep producing baseball bat sized squash. The lettuce has gone bonkers. It has been perfect growing weather this summer.
I purchased a packet of Denali Seeds Snap Peas and planted them on Memorial Day weekend. Four weeks later they still didn’t germinate, so I planted a second round. I soak the peas in water for at least a day before I plant. This is the first year that we did not have Snap Peas, […]
I spent all day today trimming and weeding my perennial garden. It is all trimmed up for winter, and the weeds are all gone. A very satisfying job.
After 50 years of gardening I finally have an easy, clean, productive site. We put cement pavers on the ground and now I’m not walking around in mud, or wet wood chips. This area of the yard is low and wet, the raised beds work wonderfully, have few weeds, and are easy to tend because […]
It is that time of the year again when our squash grow as large as baseball bats. They seem to double in size overnight!
The front perennial garden is lush with blooms. So beautiful!
Baby potatoes are forming in the dirt mounds. I dug several up last night, pulled some beets, and baked all of them. Very tasty!