Friday, May 5, 2017

Squash and Zucchini

I have now been picking squash and zucchini which has been growing well. One of the zucchini was well hidden and after I cut it out measured 10 inches. I usually like to cut them when they are 6 to 8 inches. The squash averaged 6 to 8 inches which is the maximun I like to let it grow. With all the bees I have been seeing in the garden, I am getting a lot of fruit.

Nice rounded squash

Good big zucchini

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Bees are Back

After being absent last year they are all over my garden helping to pollinate my squash and zucchini plants this year, every day I see them there and it is them I have to thank for making my garden a success, I took some photos of them in squash and zucchini flowers, there were so many!




New Snake

I was surprised to come accross a coral snake in my chicken pen, he was right by me and lucky for me I startled him enough for him to move away instead of coming at me. I know there are snakes in the country and in my area and I have seen some but this snake was the first venomous snake near my house that I saw and I have to say it scared me enough that I look around a lot more than I use to. I managed to take a photo of it and I have posted it here. It goes to show you have got to be aware of your environment all the time when you are operating in it...


Garden Update

The garden has been moving along since the last update I posted here. While there has been a lack of rain I have been hand watering from my water well. I think there has been no rain for last three weeks, and I think that has hurt somewhat and would have been castastrphic if I had not been watering every day. It seems winter has gone right into summer, ie I have had temps in the 90s for days now including back in April where I has little rain. I guess my hope is some May rains that will soak the ground. I will soon find out, but I am not optimistic. I uploaded some photos of my garden today...

The garden at the end of April 

Zucchini 

Yellow Summer Squash 

Some tomatoes ripening 

Some of the peppers 

Purple bell pepper

Friday, March 24, 2017

New Garden Photos

The garden is growing and everything is up out of the ground. Tomatos and peppers are flowering. Greens are getting big and carrots, lettuce, squash and zuchinni are all doing well....

Looking at the garden 

Tomatoes all in a roll 

Several peppers  

Zuchinni 

Squash from a roll of them

Friday, March 3, 2017

Spring Garden Update

Have now put my tomato plants in the ground, looks like it will be a warm March like February was, Temp last night got down to 34, but that should be the last cold spell like this, weather trends now are looking warmer in the future according to the NOAA site. Also planted back in February carrots, lettuce and greens and they are all coming up now. Looking forward to spring!



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Fossils

I like to take walks on my property and explore my environment, I am the curious sort and like to study the area I live. Today I collected some fossils including that of shells that suggest my whole area must have been under water once upon a time, now that is an interesting thought considering I live on a hill but on top a geologists dream of rock...








Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Garden Update

It is a summer like day today with temp in the 80s, I have been out turning the soil in the garden to get it ready...still growing some lettuce which I will pick soon.. Time to get the tiller out and turn the soil..







Friday, February 3, 2017

More Deer

They are out every day on the property, I give them corn everyday. I caught these crossing my dirt road one morning while I was going out... Then later they were back for some corn in the bucket...



Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Garden Update

Lettuce is looking good dsespite the cold weather, will be able to pull these plants before I start the spring garden...I will start tilling the ground middle next month...