it smells like cookies again. :)
not that i need to eat any more...
hope everyone has a great holiday and enjoys
the time with themselves, friends, family, and
i guess the veggie gardens and other
edibles are mostly sleeping for the winter?
it has been cold at night enough here to
freeze the ground, but not much snow is
out there at the moment. some snow forecast
for Christmas day.
won't be any volunteer anything out there
now unless i want to dig for them and, well,
i sure don't... :)
If I understand correctly, mousies are stirring in?though not all
through?the house. As a rule, I'd be well into the gardening year:
Picking "Little Marvel" little green garden peas, cropping mustard
turnip and spinach "greens", admiring the progress of two or three
varieties of carrots and anticipating transplanting onions next month.
Unfortunately, I enjoyed mild cerebellar stroke in early August which
has rendered my body's left side "notional", as my wife describes it,
making tool use highly problemmatical and learning to walk again a real
adventure. February or early March generally is starting time for
spring-summer "warm season" veggies and maybe by then the old body will
be a little more cooperative.
recently trapped 16 mices and 1 northern short tailed
shrew from around the foundation outside the house. no
chewing noises since then. alas, still not sure where
they are getting in, will likely have to scope that to
find it when the weather gets warmer.
there's 3-4 more months here before i'll be doing much
outside other than shovelling when it comes down enough.
my leg is still healing - it is now in the slightly acheing
and itchy healing stage. i went through this with my arm
too. i just hope to not have any slips or falls that
be careful down there. i know what it is like to face-
plant into the edge of a wheelbarrow or the many other
wonders of clutzyness. tripping on hoses seems to also
be a thing - one uncle did that last fall and broke his
arm - another uncle fell on the way to the doctors
office and broke both of his arms plus a nasty head
i won't get into the other long stories of family
and friends lately - it's been almost a constant circus.
the phone company says it might have our line fixed by
this afternoon, etc.
sorting beans in bed may be safe, maybe...
merry hohoho, :)
Ours just smells like ham. Between weight (me) and diabetes (wife),
we don't make many cookies anymore.
Mine is in stealth mode. I have seed catalogs, and need to get my
orders figured out. I start the tomato seeds in February, so the
time is getting close. I need to remember not to start other things
that soon. Last year, my basil was beautiful a month before last
frost, but barely alive by planting time (planting thyme?).
First indecisive choice -- bush or pole green beans?
If I get spring under control this year, I hope to have a better
year. Last year, I procrastinated, and the weeds got ahead of me.
i've cut back on a lot of sugar the past few
years and feel a lot better for it too.
just can't keep Mom from baking...
how long of a season do you have? pole beans tend to
run later and longer. and do you have a place for them
i was told this morning that i need to grow white navy
beans. yuck. lol but yep, i'll grow some for next year.
if you can find chunks of cardboard to smother them with
that can help keep things easier.
My wife covered the garden rows with landscape fabric this week to minimize the weed problems in the spring. I had pulled up the tomato cages and pea fences for the winter to make way for the fabric.
She pulled what we believe are the last few parsnips and carrots out of the garden this morning. However, there are seed trays on the grow table in the laundry room already. When they sprout and grow a bit, she'll move them out to the greenhouse.
I have the urge, but keep resisting.
The grandchildren just don't eat enough bad stuff.
I have oodles of re-mesh (6x6 inch wire) towers, from when I was
still trialing tomato varieties. But bush were what I first grew
way back when. I have the debate between emotional and practical.
We have a pretty long season -- Ohio -- April/May through October.
With you there. But maybe coked with enough bacon . . . .
I have free mulch from the recycling center (ground brush/branches).
Based on the current view of the yard, they have way too much mulch.
But I have to actually invest the effort to do it TODAY.
Most of this year, I thought I'd do it next week, next week, next
week . . . .
I think I've learned my lesson. We'll find out in April/May whether
We started with an 8' x 10' greenhouse kit. It had an aluminum frame and do
uble-walled polycarbonate panels. Unfortunately, the panels tended to blow
off in a high wind. The next year, I built a sturdy 10' x 14' frame of 2x4'
s attached to the south side of the house. I got some polycarb roof panels
from a nearby supplier and used the thinner panels from the kit for the sid
e walls. It's held up well for the past ten years.