HELLO WINTER SOLSTICE!

HELLO WINTER SOLSTICE!

How about a little happy dance today, Gardenistas! The days are officially getting longer now…well, um…by that I mean more daylight. Not in hours. Let’s celebrate the winter solstice!  In my neck of the woods up here at 48 degrees north latitude, the shortest day of the year has just 8 hours and 20 minutes of […]

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Posted by on Dec 21, 2014 in Idaho | 0 comments

THIS & THAT #2

THIS & THAT #2

OK…so here are a bunch of random tidbits.  Sorry. The garden is officially toast.  As in frozen. So I don’t have much to rant or rave about these days. I take that back…I can rant about the broccoli…  and the cabbage. They never had a chance. Too much optimism on my part.  I had to […]

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Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

THANKS A LOT, MOTHER NATURE

THANKS A LOT, MOTHER NATURE

So…here I was thinking that I had another week or two to get the greenhouse fully closed in… but we procrastinated. As in we, Mr. Denim.  It’s half your fault…hehe.  All we were dealing with was rain…and hey, what do a few cracks matter? You can talk yourself into almost anything, right?  So…Mr. Denim took his […]

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Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Blog, Greenhouse | 0 comments

MORE FEATHERS THAN EGGS

MORE FEATHERS THAN EGGS

I realized this morning that I’ve not kept ya’ll up to date about the girls…  so I took my camera with me as I made the rounds to collect any eggs they laid this morning. Those strawberries never grew well here…they always dried out and I got tired of hand watering them. My fault I […]

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Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Blog, Chickens | 0 comments

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE GARDEN

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE GARDEN

It’s November now {crazy, huh}…and that means the garden is slowing down a LOT! Of course it has everything to do with being way up north in cold country. The asparagus finally turned yellow… so it was time to trim it to 2” high and let it slumber until Spring. Next year it’ll be ready […]

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Posted by on Nov 2, 2014 in Blog, Chickens, Greenhouse, The Garden | 2 comments

THE {unfinished but getting there} GREENHOUSE

THE {unfinished but getting there} GREENHOUSE

It all started like this four years ago… a storage space for wood and miscellaneous tools… and last week finally looked like this. So let’s take a quick walk around the 7’ x 20’  “greenhouse”… and I say that tongue-in-cheek. This winter will tell what improvements might need to be made. With wood 2” x […]

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Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Blog, Greenhouse | 8 comments

IF YOU GIVE A MOOSE A POND

IF YOU GIVE A MOOSE A POND

For heaven’s sake…….my short blogging break turned into two months! And I’ve not been enjoying the balmy water in Bora Bora either. So how did that happen?!? Well, let me tell ya…everything hits at once in September and October up here near the Canadian border…and you find yourself too tired at the end of the […]

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Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Wildlife | 7 comments