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My First Melon

I had thought earlier in the season that I was going to lose all my melon seedlings, but they have awoken from their slumber in the past week or so.  106 more words

Gardening

Raspberries are upon us! 

We have just gotten our first batch of ripe raspberries on the mountain! It is exciting for us because last year we only had a few and this year we have a bunch. 384 more words

Berries

Preliminary Pickling

I finally get to start pickling with my own homegrown cukes!  The National Pickling cucumbers are ripening quickly.  Yesterday, I picked another handful of cukes and some fresh dill from the garden.   139 more words

Backyard

Blackberry Blitz

When I wrote the title for this post, my always-ready-to-offer-advice autocorrect suggested “BlackBerry” before “Blackberry.”. Does BlackBerry even have a phone on the market anymore?  This post is not about these BlackBerries . 203 more words

Nature

Useful Info!

1tsp of baking soda to chicken water to prevent dehydration and strengthen egg shells.

Dock leaves for chickens are a good source of vitamins, protein and iron. 27 more words

Bantam Chickens

Garden Progress Report

I was able to get some weeding done today in between some rather violent thunderstorms.  The Cuban yellow grape tomatoes needed to be staked as well, and I wanted to get it done before another windy downpour arrived. 237 more words

Backyard

Attack of the Aphids!!!!!

The last few days have been a doosie.

Unfortunately right now, I work weekends and have Tuesday and Wednesday off. So when “the normal” people… 542 more words