August is a busy month here. We have something going on every weekend, and some stuff in between, also. At least the worst of the heat wave seems to be passing by. Since we are heading, fast and furious, into autumn, there is hope that we won't see too much more of the brutally hot … Continue reading Mid-Month Check-In
What's new around here? Not a whole lot, really. I planted some little bluestem grasses in a corner of the front hill that seemed a bit bare. The plan is for them to spread and fill in that spot. And some Great St. John's Wort in the shade garden under the dining room windows. I … Continue reading Not Much Is New
Although by the time I saw it, there was nothing to be done. I went outside on Saturday to check the plants, and every single one of the tomatoes on both plants were gone. Gone! Not nibbled on. Not pulled off and half-eaten and left. Gone. Stems broken, like something broke off the groups of … Continue reading Stop, Thief!
Well, more like fasting food. We started intermittent fasting last week. This past year of being locked down and hunkering inside has not done good things for my weight. Our doctor recommended that the BaldMan try the fasting method and so I am going to try it, also. For those who may not be familiar, … Continue reading Fast Food
Or at least I hope it has. It's supposed to be warm all week. I have been out doing some clean up and prep work in the garden boxes. I got the tomato and cucumber boxes moved back to their growing spots, moved the hops buckets out where they will get more sun to warm … Continue reading Monday Musings: Spring Has Sprung
A mélange, if you will, of tidbits on a variety of topics. I mentioned a few weeks ago that we got one of those DNA test kits for Lambeau. We have always suspected that he has some bully in him, but the actual results surprised me. He is 100% American pit bull terrier. Surprising because … Continue reading Much Ado About Nothing
I had to take our ElderCat, Amber, to the vet on Friday. (That's her up there in the picture, sitting on my desk.) She has had mouth problems for a while now, but we've been reluctant to do major dental work on her because she's 16 and anesthesia can be a problem for the older … Continue reading Hanging By A Thread
This year? Not so great. We started the gardening year during the main part of the COVID-19 lockdown, so we weren't going anywhere. Which meant that getting in things like planting medium and other yearly needs was put off for a bit. I did start some of the vegetables indoors as usual, but I had … Continue reading Monday Musings: How Does Your Garden Grow?
My rating: 4 of 5 starsSince we moved to our current home, I have not been able to have an earth garden. That's one of the minor drawbacks of living in a townhouse development. So, I have moved my gardening to pots and other containers, both flowers and vegetables. This book is a great resource … Continue reading Friday Review: The Vegetable Gardener’s Container Bible by Edward C. Smith
Nothing really major to report. The world is moving along, the days are longer, and we are having some very Spring-like weather. I have some garden plants starting in the basement on the new heat mats. They seem to be doing their job. It's been about a week and I have a few seedlings poking … Continue reading Monday Musings: A Bit of This, A Dash of That