Mapping Progress

Happy New Year! I had intended to get this post out before the end of 2022, however I just ran out of time. I would like to say it was because I was busy, but really, I just had a very lazy few days to end the year. It has been a very busy few…

End of Season Yard Updates 2022

As we are nearing the end of the year, it is time to look back at what we accomplished…and didn’t accomplish in the yard. Let’s start with what we accomplished. The biggest project that we accomplished this year was all the new walls on the unfinished side of the yard. This will open up so…

Shifting Gears

Well, I have really been slacking on writing, but have been oh-so-busy with so many other things. As you know, we now have a puppy again, which definitely causes a major delay in getting anything done. The first few weeks was just focussing on her and getting her settled into a routine at the house….

Berkley

It has been a whirl-wind of a month around our house, resulting in not a lot getting done, including entries in the blog! A month ago, we had to say goodbye to our beautiful Ellie, which kept us from accomplishing much in that first week other than going to work and then coming home and…

Tipping The Scales – 2022

With the 2022 growing season at an end, it is time to do an overall comparison to last year. There were some plants we didn’t grow this year and some new ones we added so it is good to do a full overview. We find we go back to previous years stats to determine a…

October Comparisons

The oddly behind year seems to have continued. October was when we are usually buttoning up the garden and feeling the pressure to get it cleaned out. This year, we kept putting it off because we had such a warm month that the garden was continuing to produce. On top of that, our evening temperatures…

Sweet Ellie Mae

This is a post I wasn’t sure I was going to write, but in the end feel that it needed to be written and shared. In all the time that Kurt and I have been living together, we have had our sweet dog, Ellie, with us. She came into our lives, just a few months…

Wild Food

As you have heard, we have been battling the weeds this year. I took some pictures recently of some of the weeds and the handy plant identification that is now part of the Apple Photos, went ahead and identified some of them. Suddenly on Pinterest I was getting recipes for a plant called Purslane. Low…

September Comparisons

This September feels fairly comparable to September 2021 for weather, with the exception of the last few weeks. We had a temporary “Fall temperature dip” in mid-September. Crisp mornings, cool but sunny days, and the desire for hot meals. Rather than staying on that trend, it has instead heated up again, with daytime highs in…

Cheesy Broccoli Soup

This is our first year growing broccoli and when the weather briefly cooled to fall temperatures, it made us want to make soup. My co-worker brought in some cheddar broccoli soup, which I had to have. So we harvested some broccoli and made some soup. We paired it with some Zucchini Herb Scones, which was…