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)
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
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.
As in, baby salmon. And this is why I have been so busy lately working at the fish hatchery. But that's ok. I squeeze the farm stuff all into the morning hours now. It doesn't leave me much time to update my blogging or to do big projects on the farm but that won't last … Continue reading It’s Fish Season
Sometimes I start seeds not on a Sunday. With the weather so off and on storms I decided to catch up on some seed starting. The other sunday I kind of skipped starting a bunch of seeds, so I decided to do those on Monday. That is after I found myself a short term fish … Continue reading Monday Madness
I know, I dropped the ball last Sunday and did not report what I planted by seed. To be fair I was very busy with life--- I did start some Pacific Giant Delphinium seeds and I planted some Asparagus roots (Purple Passion) and an new iris root. (Called Blatant). So I didn't fail in my … Continue reading Seedy Sunday 11-12
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
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
Two trees planted into the garden today. Damson Plum (Semi dwarf) into the front orchard- This is the type I believe that is the old tree by the river that I love the fruit on. Unfortunately that tree is not long for the world, it breaks more and more every year and I just wanted … Continue reading Trees
Oh Dandelion, what a mess you are...