Posts made in January, 2014

WHILE THE SNOW PILES UP

WHILE THE SNOW PILES UP

On this second day of snow….. as the snow piles up…. Roman the Garden Dog {um, let’s change that to Snow Dog} waits patiently for Mr. Denim to return from plowing the road. But I’m toasty warm inside transplanting basil, Greek oregano and chives that I started from seed January 5. They’ve gotten a little […]

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Posted by on Jan 30, 2014 in Garden Life, Idaho Adventures, The Garden | 0 comments

I SPOKE TOO SOON

I SPOKE TOO SOON

What a difference a day makes. The garden is all white today. Mind you, I’m not complaining. This ain’t the Deep South. We expect snow and cold here. But the girls aren’t exactly thrilled. Hey chicks, look at that sun coming soon!

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Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Backyard chickens, Garden Life, Idaho Adventures, The Garden | 0 comments

WHAT HAPPENED TO WINTER?

WHAT HAPPENED TO WINTER?

A walk around the garden this morning reminded me….. that this winter hasn’t been winter at all!  Where’s the snow?!? It’s January and we see green grass.  At latitude 48?!?  Argh! My Austrian pea and hairy vetch cover crops are very unhappy without their snow insulation. Frozen! The girls once again escaped their chicken yard […]

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Posted by on Jan 26, 2014 in Backyard chickens, Garden Life, Idaho Adventures, The Garden | 2 comments

THE FRUIT OF THE GIRLS’ LABOR

THE FRUIT OF THE GIRLS’ LABOR

My effervescent, energetic and ebullient {need I continue?} neighbor Robbie surprised me the other morning with a delectable treat. Fresh and warm from her oven…..a Mascarpone Coffee Cake…..it was delish…..sorry, just had to be Rachel Ray for a moment. (above photo from Robbie…..we had already eaten too much of ours for a decent photo!) Guess […]

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Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Backyard chickens, Garden Life, Garden to Table | 0 comments

ROCK CRAZY

ROCK CRAZY

I learned something new about myself the other day.  I’m certifiably crazy about rocks. I seem to have them everywhere. So when I found these cairns on Amazon…..purely by accident…..really….. They spoke to me…..big time {Amazon photo}. And before you know it this arrived two days later.  That’s the problem…..hehe…..with Amazon prime. All of 8” […]

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Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Backyard chickens, Garden Life, This & That | 0 comments