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Here we chronicle our battles with pestilence and moody plants.

Too busy to water your houseplants?

Have you noticed how your houseplants get neglected when you are busy? Somewhere along the way I came up with this plan of watering my houseplants. With the wick method I only water and fertilize about once a month in … Continue reading

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What do I do with all these Eggs?

Where have all the eggs gone? That has been our question the last few weeks. The chickens love the weather and are all over the garden grazing on the bugs. But where are all their eggs? We have over 20 … Continue reading

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Walking through the Garden

Here I am walking through the garden again, sometimes I wonder if I’m getting any work done but it is so fun to see all the produce growing and getting bigger. So while I was running around trying to find … Continue reading

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80 degrees and Growing!

It has been so nice and warm lately that all the plants are loving it. We can finally transplant everything out of the greenhouse. Plants love the warm weather and are growing, growing, growing. I walked around the garden and … Continue reading

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Testing Viable Germination on Pea Seed

Are you wondering if your old seed is still viable and good to germinate? Today I was wondering the same thing. The spring bug hit and I decided that I would really like to be eating some fresh peas in … Continue reading

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Mowing the Corn Patch

We have had such nice and mild fall/winter weather. Because of the warmer temperatures all the rain that has fallen is just that and not snow; A little colder and we would be struggling through 6 feet of snow. We need the moisture for … Continue reading

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The vegetables are growing in the rain!

We have been appreciating all the rain and the rainbow after the storms, but are wondering if the crops will get ripe. The nights are fairly warm and they are still growing albeit the corn will be late to ripen … Continue reading

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5 Blocks of Plastic Mulch cleaned up

The rain stopped after two weeks and it decided to be nice and sunny and warm today. We were very thankful for the rain but oh how nice the sun feels. Ben and Cassie worked hard all day at cleaning … Continue reading

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Plastic for Greenhouse

I’ve had some questions about where we buy our plastic for the greenhouse.  I will give you a couple of the supplies addresses but ‘to do or not to do Greenhouse Plastic’ has been a quandary with us for years.  If we … Continue reading

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Onions are coming up!

The onions we seeded have started to germinate and come up in just 7 days on the heated, bedding table; and we are having a snow storm out-side.  Of course that is why we enjoy gardening in the winter time, we can … Continue reading

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