Thursday, July 19, 2007

Roger met the neighbors the other day. He says they are really nice and they have a yellow lab about a year old. Yeah for Shelby! She'll have a buddy to play with for sure.

I also found out that there is a community garden about 1.5 miles away. Yeah! So exciting. I can see we are going to be doing a LOT of walking. So great! Hopefully they will have an extra space for us. Will have to start my compost bins right away so that I will have compost by the time I will need it for next Spring. I will have to see if I can put a cover crop in January and then hopefully they will have a tiller I can use or I could rent one for the day. Then maybe just dig in what area I need to start with some cold crops in February. I wonder how big the spaces are? Will have to make a whole garden plan and all that. Sounds like fun! Can't wait to plant flowers and veggies next year. Going to go with smaller pumpkins and probably only one butternut squash plant, but will have to plant those next to corn or something to save space. Hmmmm..... (rubbing chin). I'm thinking since there is a community bulletin board that I will plant some tomato and herb starts and post them for sale there. So many things to think about and do. Maybe even some squash starts.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Genovese basil ready to be planted at the new place. Will probably plant some of it on the farm. That's a lot of basil. Mmmmm..... Pesto!

Got the keys to the new place. Looking forward to moving in and getting set-up. Woohoo! Our own place, how exciting! James and Shelby will be ecstatic because there is a huge park close by with a playground and a dog park! James will be excited to see a whole bunch of dogs running around so he can say Arf! Arf! He loves to go out and bark with Shelby when she goes out to investigate things.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Pumpkin on Display as Soon As It Stops Growing! LOL!

Won't this pumpkin look great on the front porch. I hope it gets even bigger and wows the neighbors when they come over for trick or treating. I decided maybe this year I will participate in trick or treating hand-out since I will be able to give out those little raisins packages. Don't you remember those houses that gave those out and you just ended up giving them away or better yet throwing them away because there was better candy in your bag than those darn raisins. LOL!

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Our New Place

Scratch the last one you saw. This one is cheaper and in a better neighborhood. Rog can use the bike trail most of the way to his work. ; ) Maybe James and I can bike with him to work every once in awhile. Will get the keys Thurs. or Friday. Woohoo! It has a nice backyard, but no pics. Soon though.

Looks Like We've Found A Place To Move

Probably start moving in next Saturday. Hopefully Roger's friend Doug will still be able to help. I will be gone, but I think it will be better for them to move without my supervision. ; )
I need to make signs to find most of the chickens homes. Atleast most of the Buff Orpingtons and the rooster. He is a little hard on the hens compared to the Cochin rooster. They certainely are good layers.
Now we can get away from the rattlesnakes. Had a scare the other night. I went into the greenhouse and when I went to come out there was a rattlesnake on the step into the greenhouse. Auuggghhh! I don't know if I just stepped next to it or on it. How scary is that?!?!?!?! Rog came to my rescue. Thank goodness he was home!
Another suburban living tip. Use a milk jug with holes in it. Then you can get the soaker hose affect in a smaller area. Still will probably get a soaker hose too. Great idea though!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Might try the Pet Waste Digester when we move. It just seems like a lot of poop to throw away and all the plastic bags you use to get rid of it. Will only use it for shrubs and flowers though. Not in the vegetable garden. Also want to make a pallet compost bin since I make too much kitchen waste for my worm bin to keep up.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Upside Down Maters

I want to try this next year for my tomato plants. Upside Down Tomato Planter . If we get accepted for the rental we looked at yesterday I might not have as much space to garden as I thought. Will have to talk to the gardeners when they come if we get this place. I will do my Sungold maters in this kind of contraption. Pretty cool space saver.

Sunday, July 1, 2007


James watching the goats. This is what I will miss the most is James having the farm experience right out the front door. Its purely bittersweet. We will miss our goaties.