Saturday, June 5, 2021

Some spring flowers

 My Foxglove did very well this year.

The pale pink are Nanny's and the darker pink are Grandma's.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Pickled Banana Peppers

We have a lot of Banana Peppers so I pickled some. 


 I made a large batch of Chow-Chow yesterday. I don't usually put it into quart jars, but since canning supplies are very hard to find, I decided that quarts would be a better use of limited lids.

I got:     6 Quarts, far left one is Eddie's sugar-free hot version.

              4 Pints, far left one is Aaron's extra hot version.

              4 1/2 Pints in little squat jars.

              About a cup of leftover with yellow lid that I will use first.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Our big garden

As you can see, Keith and Denise have a large plot of garden that they share with me and Eddie and Trudi. We have Corn, Beans, Okra, Yellow and Zucchini Squash, Cucumbers, Lots of Peppers and Tomatoes, Green and Red Cabbage, Watermelon, Decorative and Pie Pumpkins, Onions, Kale, Spinash, Turnips, Potatoes, Japanese Eggplant and maybe some things I can't think of now.

Box Gardens

I have a nice crop of Romaine Lettuce and Radishes, and a start of Carrots and SwissChard.

And I built another really raised bed on top of an old picnic table. I made the box, freestanding on table, from deck boards.

Then I lined with landscape fabric.

I added a layer of leaves, then garden soil mixed with my compost. I planted radishes and will have room for the Bok Choy that I am starting in greenhouse, they're just about an inch tall now, so will wait a few days to transplant.

The compost pile was hard to dig in because of little roots so I tilled it and it's much easier to get out.

Cleaned Picnic Tables

I pressure washed the picnic tables and resealed them. I did get a before and after picture, kinda.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Pressure washing deck

I finally bought an electric pressure washer.
Partially washed.
Finished sealing the deck floor so we can put out furniture and supplies. Will seal rails and frame later.