New Species Noted On The Farm (And Seedy Sunday 15)

I was half asleep this morning, attempting to wake up by watering the houseplants in the kitchen window when I happened to spot a fancy little fellow on a post in the yard. Western Meadowlark! (I think?) So I first grabbed the binocs because I am blind as a bat and wanted to get a … Continue reading New Species Noted On The Farm (And Seedy Sunday 15)

Been planting stuff, and Seedy Sunday #14

I scattered wildflower seeds for seedy Sunday 14, which is not much compared to what I have been doing for seedy Sundays but it's getting to that time of year where more things can be started directly outside. I won't need to start much more indoor stuff until the end of the month when I … Continue reading Been planting stuff, and Seedy Sunday #14

Grays River, A magical place. And Seedy Sunday 13.

I keep saying how special Grays River is. It is a hidden gem. And although it was at one point before people came along and destroyed the old growth forests even more special, it still has a magical quality. There is a wild spirit to this land, especially in the hills surrounding the little valley … Continue reading Grays River, A magical place. And Seedy Sunday 13.

Perennial Vegetables

I am learning a lot about gardening in my strange little microclimate here. And some of the surprising things I have accidently learned is that certain veggies that I never thought of as perennial where I gardened in the past are here. Kale. Brussel Sprouts. Leeks. Onions. Beets. These are the ones on top of … Continue reading Perennial Vegetables

Seedy Sunday #10

It's off and on rain and hail this morning. Not a great day to work outside. But perfect for staying INSIDE and planting seeds! I will admit to having some issues with last week's seeds. Namely the peas. Especially the peas in the cold frame. I had a vole or perhaps a rat decided to … Continue reading Seedy Sunday #10