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.

Dry Canning

This week in food preservation. dry canning Dry Canning I admit to being a total novice at this.  But I’ve been reading about  dry canning…. so I thought I’d give it a try.  It was very easy! I borrowed the canner from the LDS church who is very generous in sharing the equipment and advice.  […]

Canning Peach Jam, tried low sugar.

I experimented with my last load of peach jam. I did 8 half pints of the same peach jam recipe except…. I cut the sugar in half. I then had 2 sons do a taste test….

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

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 […]

spring planting in the garden

Got some more vegetables planted in my garden. 8 roma tomatoes, 1 cherry tomato and 1 pear tomato. 2 pickling cucumbers, 1 slicing cucumber and 1 other cucumber don’t remember what it is called… some exotic looking thing that my friend got by accident and was going to toss so I took it.  maybe it’ll […]