Tiny Bugs… what are they?!

Ew What is it!? A plague? I went out to check on my chickens yesterday afternoon. It is my sons job to take care of them but I like to go out every once in a while just to check up on things and make sure all the girls are happy. (Who cares about that […]

My Vegetable Back to Eden Garden

  A quick preview of my Vegetable Back to Eden Garden in my front yard.   I’ll be following this garden as the summer progresses. In this post ‘Goods in the Garden’ Debra introduced me to Back to Eden. So glad she did. I’m giving it a go! This is an experiment in improving my […]

Goods in the Garden

I had to force myself out the door this morning to do some weeding in the garden. Our garden has had a rough time of it this year and it shows…. since it shows my motivation level is low… so I don’t go out and maintain stuff like I should….. which doesn’t help the condition […]

Vacation in August? Expect Garden Overflow.

Just spent a fun long weekend with grandparents in Nebraska, I came home with a few treasures from them. Two nice fermenting crocks will be put to use soon. I like Nebraska, I like my in-laws, but there is nothing like the mountains of Colorado. I am so glad to be home.

Honey bees are good for my garden!

Our neighbor has honey bees. I caught pictures of them on my corn.

Gardening in Colorado… an extreme sport.

” Gardening in Colorado may seem like an extreme sport” Hmmmmmm….. I think I need this book. The Colorado Gardener’s Companion: An Insider’s Guide to Gardening in the Centennial State

I told you Colorado Spring is Fickle!

I did not see this one coming.  I heard the storm last night and hoped that rain was coming in with the wind.  This morning when I woke up, I was totally surprised to see this!  And it is still coming down.

My spring vegetable garden

Things are sprouting in the vegetable garden.  But I must…. not ….plant my other vegetables for a least a week or two.  Colorado spring is sooo fickle. I’ve got baby spinach, baby peas, and baby lettuce sprouting. (pictures top to bottom)  These pictures were taken a few days ago and the plants are already growing. […]

Spring Yard

My yard is sprouting and blooming.  I love it. Our beautiful Forsythia.  Last year it bloomed like this and that very night it froze.  All the blooms browned and died.  It looked terrible until the green leaves came on.  I hope it doesn’t get cold and freeze this year. I planted this oregano last year.  […]

Mutant Veggies

My garden is just about done for the year.  The weather has turned colder and all that is left is a few Roma tomatoes that are half orange and I am hopeful but doubtful  they will turn red. I’ve been canning carrots and canning beets this past week.   I froze the last of the peppers […]