Good weather means good growth.

Freezing and canning has gotten really fun and rewarding. It’s neat to be eating last season’s harvest while growing the current season. We still have a few jars of spaghetti sauce, pizza sauce, hot relish, salsa, and pickles on hand. Much of what I’ve grown this year are from seeds I collected from last season’s…

Fall into Winter – Happy New Year

The season was ending. Harvests were getting less frequent yet I still had much to do. At this point I should have been pulling hydration lines, cutting mulch and compost into the beds, but I was only collecting seeds. As you can see from the picture above, Morning Glory were still coming on strong. Put…

Chamomile

This Week’s Big News: Chamomile

The Chamomile is blooming very nicely. The flowers aren’t much larger than a dime but there are many of them. I harvested these mature ones to dry and make tea. I just used the last of the Chamomile Tea that I bought so I am ready to try the fresh stuff. It’s suggested that you…

Snow Peas

Here Come the Peas but See Ya Later Broccoli

The Snow Peas are now here. There were only 8 or 10 total today, first of the season, but I have a lot of plants so there will be plenty. The few that were ready today didn’t make it out of the garden. I celebrated their arrival by eating them with the neighbor kids. The…

Found it!

Bunnies 1 Me 0 – But the game isn’t over.

I don’t know if I’m working any concerts this weekend or not. I am tomorrow for sure. If not, I still have Winter Squash and Pumpkins to get in the ground. I also have Summer Squash, more Melons, and more Sunflowers to get in. I haven’t prepared the soil for them yet, either. Ugh. I…

Swiss Chard

Another picture post.

I’m actually not a big fan of the color wheels but they move so easily and make some noise. I’ve had no issues with the rabbits or deer so I’m superstitious about taking them out. There’s some weeding left to be done in the herb garden. It’s all a bunch of grass that seems to…

Tents

30’s Tonight. Is it May?

Typical weather in Buffalo. Last year the last frost we got was so late it ruined the Peaches and Apples in our area. Tonight temperatures by the lake, my place, will fall into the 30’s, counties to the North will be in the 34 degrees area, and the counties to the South, away from the…