For someone (me) that loves the simple life, this is easily the most wonderful time of the year! Finally, we have had a week of warm weather (broke heat records) without rain. My strawberries are in full bloom. If I get as many strawberries as I have blooms, I will have a bumper crop ofContinue reading “MOST WONDERFUL TIME”
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LIVING THE SIMPLE LIFE
Just to let you know, it’s raining again today! However, between rains, my rain barrels have been installed. I now have the capacity to store 100 gallons of water which I hope to use next summer to water my garden (if I ever get much planted). The peas I planted between rains in a raisedContinue reading “LIVING THE SIMPLE LIFE”
RAIN, RAIN, AND MORE RAIN!
First, I want to apologize to all of my readers for not posting last week. If you have been following my posts, you know we have had rain, rain, and more rain in Central Missouri! Last week we actually had four days in a row without any rain so I worked outside as hard asContinue reading “RAIN, RAIN, AND MORE RAIN!”
As I write this I woke up to snow on all elevated surfaces this morning. Just a few days ago it was 70+ degrees. Missouri has always had temperature swings in all seasons. Because I am so intuned to climate change that I weigh almost everything I do by how it affects the climate, IContinue reading “MISSOURI WEATHER!”
PLANTS IN THE GROUND!!
Whoot! Whoot! I have my brassicas in the ground! The ground is still too wet for ideal planting, but the plants were ready to be set out, I was itching to get my hands in the dirt, and the weather was warm. I could resist planting no longer. I also planted my edible pod peasContinue reading “PLANTS IN THE GROUND!!”
SPRING UPS AND DOWNS!
Life is full of ups and downs and that certainly was my life this last week. In the first place it rained a good portion of the week. I know rain is good for the earth, but we have had more than enough in this area for now. Next July and August these rains willContinue reading “SPRING UPS AND DOWNS!”
Gardening brings me closer to nature in many ways. The last few days have been sunny and pleasant to work outside, in spite of the wet land conditions. I finished reclaiming wood from the neighbor’s raised flower beds and then hauled the rotten wood to the city compost site. The next project to be tackledContinue reading “SPRING LESSONS”
Help Fight This Climate War!
My brassica plants are about six inches tall and growing really well. In a few weeks it will be time to plant the warm weather seeds — tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash — so they will have time to get a good start before being transplanted to the garden. I try to stay focused on theContinue reading “Help Fight This Climate War!”
It has been unusually warm this past week in mid-Missouri, one day breaking the record by hitting 82 degrees. Climate change worries me! I know I am in a hurry for spring to arrive, but I wish things from Ukraine to climate were more “normal”. I am staying positive and doing things that I knowContinue reading “OVERSHOES”
Build Up Your Garden Soil
I will begin todays post with a current event topic: As I write this, Russia invaded Ukraine last night. The sanctions the NATO countries are imposing on Russia will have an impact on all of us. Gas prices were already very high and this move is expected to cause gas to become even higher. IfContinue reading “Build Up Your Garden Soil”