Beginning Gardening


Posted by Annie in gardening, Organic on April 3, 2013

Our government has been seeding the clouds, our sky looks like a checker board square until it all disappears as the clouds take over.  But instead of encouraging rain we’ve been getting hail and snow, we never know what to expect.

English: Jalapeno peppers growing in Summit, N...

Jalapeno peppers

I came home this afternoon to find my elderberry bush clippings were drooping.  I thought for sure they were going to die.  I didn’t know what to do, I know florist use 7-up but I didn’t have any.  I added apple cider vinegar to the water, crossed my fingers and hoped for the best. They seemed to have perked right up.  Hopefully, they will be well enough for me to plant tomorrow.

I also plan to plant some jalapeno peppers, from some seed I saved from some organic peppers from the store.  I also bought some green bean seeds and some chives, which I will grow in pots near the house.  Chances are some of it won’t grow, because I don’t have a green thumb, but if I keep trying eventually something has to grow.  Right?

Green common beans on the plant.

Green common beans

I would like to grow more but without a greenhouse, it’s hard at 4,000 feet.  Last year they actually had raised garden spots, you could rent for $30.00 for the year.  Maybe I’ll try that?  I’ll try to find some information about it, the Chamber of Commerce should know.

These chickens are huge.  I can’t believe how fast they grow.  It’s a good thing I bought food in advance, they are really eating.  I let them run around the yard catching bugs, pecking at plants and fertilizing my lawn.  They are so cute.  I’ve got several males though, they are starting to fight a little bit. Fortunately, nothing major yet.  I hope it stays that way.

My cat is pregnant, she will be a year old May 5th, she almost made it.  After she has this litter, we’ll get her fixed.  She looks so funny, I hope she doesn’t have a large litter, but I won’t hold my breath.

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Any day now!


Posted by Shawn & Annette in Outdoors, Twain Harte News on March 25, 2012

I’ve been holding off planting any flowers and it’s a good thing. We got 2″ inches of snow last night.

As a matter of fact, it was so nice last weekend, so I spread some grass seed. I don’t think it’s going to sprout though because two days later, we got 14″ of the fluffy white stuff. This is the craziest spring I’ve ever seen.

In some places we don’t have any snow at all, then in others it totally blanketed. The moisture content is high too.

I wonder how the folks up the hill are doing? I’ll bet Dodge Ridge is going strong today. They’re expecting 2″ – 4″ inches more. It’s not much, but it’ll make the runs a little nicer.

I don’t expect this snow to stick around long, it’s still coming down and you can’t really tell if it’s raining or snowing anymore. It’s just that inbetween stuff, and it looks pretty gloomy outside.

Even the deer think this weather is for the birds.

Hopefully, it won’t snow clear through to June. It snowed a couple of years ago in JUNE. Who knows what tomorrow with bring?

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