Friday, April 29, 2016

Garden New Plants

The garden is growing well and I am now seeing new plants which I hope to try soon...

 Broccoli coming up
 Cabbage coming up
 Squash growing
 Lots of large tomatoes ready soon
Potato plants looking good

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

More Garden News

The garden is coming along nicely, really have a lot of tomatoes now and all the squash is flowering, and I have even seen a honey bee, hopefully there are more flying around the garden..

 All plants are growing
 Large tomatoes now
 All the squash is flowering
Hope to have squash soon, saw honey bees in the garden
Picking greens 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Garden New Update

The garden has received over three inches of rain with more to come this week. Most of the plants are big enough to handle the heavy rain but some did not fare as well. With the rains, everything is growing but so are the bugs multiplying and there are more of them this year than last. But I am now picking tomatoes and lettuce and greens, I hope the pollenaters come back for the squash which is about to flower. I love gardening, what else can you do with so little and get so much...

The garden after more heavy rains, drying out

Squash flowering, can't wait for new squash

Tomato plants are now waist high with lots of tomatoes

Carrot plants four feet high and seeding with big carrots in the ground

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Lucy the Cat

My cat likes to sleep in my lap and she can take on some interesting positions in her deep sleep. This afternoon I found her in this position, most "comfortable"...

Garden News

The garden is looking good so far: greens, lettuce, cabbage, squash, broccoli, and tomatoes all coming along. I also have potatoes and carrots coming up and my first ripe tomatoes. And I have some tall mesclun plants that look almost ready.

Garden view on other side of the fence 

Greens, cabbage, and lettuce 

Mesclun plants

Tomato plants and broccoli plants

First tomatoes

Monday, April 11, 2016

Weather Anamoly

With a dry line approaching my area ahead of a cold front, temps soared over 90 for a day. Humidity levels were above 60% and for a day we jumped to July. Tuesday and Wednesday will be cloudy days with a chance of thunder storms as cold front is set to come through area by Wednesday morning. In the meantime, we were in July for a day only two days after an arctic freeze on the east coast, we live in times of weather extremes..

Local Farmers Market

I went to a Farmers market in the town of Bee Cave on a Sunday which is about 15 miles from me, seems to be the closest one to me. I saw some interesting goods but just did not see anything that I wanted. I think I will keep looking around for specialty foods or home made stuff with a different ethnic flare.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


I have found another use for free pallets, I am now making walkways out of them. I like keeping the diversity in plant growth all over the property and a way to walk through it..