I want a farm

Really, it’s true.  I want a farm.  With a big vegetable garden and fruit trees and chickens and maybe even a milk cow. A real farm. There should be pigs, too.   And maybe a goat.  Goats are good at eating weeds. And if there’s a pond, then there will have to be ducks and…

Hibiscus Resurrection

Last winter we had a few nights of hard freezes and, even though the hibiscus bush is up against the house and protected, it froze.  I left the dead branches on until the danger of frost was past and then trimmed them off.  I wasn’t sure that it was alive but it has come back…

Vegetable Garden Rescue

When I last posted about the veggie garden, it was looking rather pitiful.  I gave everything a sprinkle of fertilizer and hoped for the best. It hasn’t gotten any better.  The peas died and nothing else had gotten any bigger.  I decided that there was nothing to do but try to rescue the plants that…

My backyard is sad…..

A few days ago the dove that was sitting on a nest in my backyard stopped sitting.  A few times I saw a dove on the fence, but I’m not sure it was her.  The nest has been abandoned.  We’ll never know why — perhaps the eggs died, perhaps she was caught by a cat…

A Quick Garden Update

We’ve had some rain recently and the garden is soaking up every drop. I’m going to have to put some fertilizer on the plants in the main bed.  The garden soil that I bought should have been nutritious enough, but the plants seem to be hungry.  The tomato in the pot has a different (fertilizer-enhanced)…