Saturday, October 22, 2011

Etsy Sales

TWO SALES! Yes - I sold a veggie scrubber and a catnip mouse! Shop is open and selling. I'm one happy camper. The farm fund is growing.

Hannelore and Jerry - I pilfered this photo from my Brothers facebook page. Isn't she cute? My sweet Mom. I like it.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Leaf Compost

I spent a few hours yesterday spreading newspapers then leaves which I raked up from all around the nursing home. About 7 wheelbarrows full. It looked so nice and even and I though I was on to something. Lot of work but the weather was nice and I finished a quarter of the plot.

Well... Today I walked past early in the morning and everything was gone. Wind had blown all the leaves away and the newspapers were hanging on the fence. Every inch was gone. The weather said it was windy so my mistake. I just laughed. I mean, what can you do?

I need to go over this afternoon and find all the newspaper sheets and try something else. I thought the ground was wet enough to stick but I was wrong. Oh well. Learned a lesson. Don't spread leaves on a windy day.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Carrots! Big old carrots.
They were in the ground a little too long but I cooked one of the medium sized ones and it tasted great.

Heading to the plot today. I read about newspaper and leaf mulch so I plan on covering as much as I can for the winter. Weather is still very beautiful but the big winter is close.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Omi's Chickens

1930's photo of my grandma and her chickens. I go through the pictures every now and then and another one jumps out at me.

Bobby and I went on two more farm tours this past weekend. The weather was just perfect and the farms were too. I'll write more later.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fall Garden and Harvest

The garden is about to be tilled under but the flowers are still so pretty. Waiting on the brussel sprouts to grow. Right now they are the size of peas. The Zinnias and Marigolds are still in a full bloom with tons of buds for more.

I harvested the onions and they were out hanging on the balcony. Sweet onions and Red. I've been cooking with them already and they are really tasty. The Lima beans are delicious too. Only 2 - 3 beans in a pod. Yum!