It is the middle of winter here. It’s been reasonably mild thus far, apart from one rather cold snap, and we are well past the shortest day, so that is something. I don’t mind winter as much as some people do. As long as The Little Fulla doesn’t bring home a cold… When it comes … More You Can Grow Food in Winter
The Front Plot is now a legit growing space. Last season we dug up a rectangle out of most of the front lawn, leveled the ground somewhat, put a very small amount of compost on and grew pumpkins, squashes and corn in there. Now it was time to get more serious about growing more food … More Boom! We Got More Food Security
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 … More Good Crop, Bad Crop
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 … More There IS a Blimmin’ Possum in Our Yard!