Monthly Archives: June 2010

George’s Free Range Chickens

On the other end of the farm, George has more animals then I. He has many pigs, and a small herd of Free Range Chickens. They are an odd lot, and if I’m in a comical mood, I can cluck … Continue reading

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This Year’s Firsts

I’ve had a lot on my mind lately, and yesterday, I had another item added to the long list. I have enough trouble sleeping on a good day. When I found my insomniac self unable to sleep yet again last night, … Continue reading

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Greenhouse Tomatoes

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you may recognize these tomato plants that I started in January. You may be asking why on earth I’ve started them so early, so here is why: I wanted … Continue reading

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First Crops: Radishes

Here’s the first real crops to come out of the garden, other then lettuce and a few baby onions. Sandy gave me all of the seed pods from the radishes she grew last year, and I mixed them in with … Continue reading

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Water, Weeds, Grapes and Corn.

Here is a water Carrier / Sprayer that Dad used to water all of the grape vines back in the day. It hasn’t been used much in the last few years, but I’ve decided it would be a huge help, … Continue reading

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A Broader View of My Gardening Ambitions

Here’s a picture of my larger garden, the one that includes Fruit Trees, Grapes and Various Cherries and Berries. The idea I’m shooting for is to build a more permanent garden around my seasonal garden. The tall posts placed in … Continue reading

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Tomatoes Everywhere

I am simply amazed at the tomato patch this year. All of my plants are growing very fast, and many of them are already setting fruit, althought not yet ripe.  This is a stark contrast from past years. I am … Continue reading

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Tomatoes in the Fog

While doing my daily inspection of the Garden, a time when I look closely for pests, I noticed one of my Sheboygan Tomatoes is Already setting small gems. These are canning tomatoes, but I’m a bit perplexed; It’s only June … Continue reading

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Sage is a very interesting plant, with endless uses. I planted it last year without knowing much about it. I was suprised to see that it survived the winter, and I’m even more suprised that it grows some very cool … Continue reading

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Doing Battle with Bugs: Cucumber Beetles

Last year I learned all about Cucumber Beetles, and the vast damage they can do. I generally like bugs in my garden, but not bugs that contribute negatively to the garden. These Free Loaders (I hate freeloaders), will destroy a … Continue reading

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