Probably the last garden related post of the year. There is a song that early child hood teachers sing around this time of year …. (insert #) little pumpkins sitting on a fence… It teaches counting down and something funny that rhymes happens to the little pumpkins. Well, we had four little pumpkins in my… Continue reading What’s left of the pumpkin patch…
I had several silk scarves left over from my dye class at Rabbitstick. The forecast was calling for our first frost so I decided to try my hand at eco dyeing. Eco Dyeing is a relatively new technique where cotton and silk and wool are dyed by placing fresh flowers and leaves on the fabric. … Continue reading Eco dyeing
In my last post I mentioned that my zucchini has been going a bit crazy. Most people will think this is normal. I just have to say that I have planted zucchini for four years in my garden and this is the first time I have gotten more than 2-3 in the season. My plant… Continue reading When life gives you zucchini
It’s August. I am not really sure how that happened. I think it snuck up on me while I was at fair. My older two are back at eschool, and I am in denial that it is time to figure out what my youngest and I will be doing. Anyway, it’s August and my tomatoes… Continue reading So Red Tomatoes.
It was time. Perhaps a bit past time. The frost came a couple of weeks ago. My zinnas had just started blooming. They bloomed for about a month. Then from one day to the next zap! Luckily my mom came and helped me to move my iris to a new bed in the back yard… Continue reading Putting the garden to bed
The summer has flown…. It is gone. School is starting. My kids are half started. Since we homeschool I have never been in a hurry to start before Labor day. That has helped me this year with trying to catch up after my whirlwind summer, fair and the gathering. The oldest two have started an… Continue reading Getting back to normal…
I LOVE summer. My flowers are blooming, I get to hear the humming birds fighting over the rights to my feeder. My garden has gone INSANE. The tomato plants I was worried about are now almost as tall as the fence, and teaming with fruit. It it all turns we will have a pantry full.… Continue reading Summer