Good Crop, Bad Crop

Last time I talked about the pumpkins and squashes, which despite the powdery mildew and earlier-than-usual demise, still gave us decent crops. Except for the Pink Banana Jumbo squash, both plants of which grew like a stunted sloth and finally aborted their puny fruit. I blame the poor quality of the seeds. Plus the slugs…

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There IS a Blimmin’ Possum in Our Yard!

I knew it! One night when I went out to shut the chickens away, something suddenly crashed around in the trees along the edge of The Cedar Pen. I shone my phone light around a bit but couldn't see anything. I told The Husband I thought there was a possum out there. He said it…

Garden Wins And Losses

A lot of things have been happening in the garden. The spring crazies are still going on in the sky but spring is definitely in the air. Everyone is tired of the rain and everyone is excited when they get to mow their lawns, but we are slowly getting more nice, sunny patches. Or at…

Gardening in a Wet Winter

I'm not on entirely good terms with this wet winter. I would rather have cold mornings that give rise to sunny days than continuously soggy ground, but we have to make the most of what is given to us and find other things to do. Once the big wooden planter was freed from the blackcurrant…