The WE2's

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  1. Everything's planted "somewhere" except the Okra and Pole Beans, they'll go in the deep mulch section where we dumped and raked all the leaves we gathered up. Will get them in first week of May or so. Wild edible bed is on it's way, herbal/medicinal bed is on it's way and the raised beds are in, even got bush beans popping up and looking through the tops of the toilet paper role! The containers are planted too. Also got two Mason bee hives hanging, hope they take up residence. Just need to do more sawdust work as well as some wood chips.
  2. Checked the little tp rolls and I've got some bush beens coming up. Really was frustrate to see where "something" at almost all of my little seedling tomatoes. The larger ones are in cages so they left them alone. Also ate some of my sweet pepper seedings. Was not thoughful of me to plant them and use only bamboo stakes around them instead of tp rolls. They're inside tp rolls now! Grrr...I saw a bunny take off from the garden area so I'm betting that's the critter. May have to set a live trap and send him to critter heaven. Two of my hanging flower baskets are coming in, and my bell peppers are doing great in their containers in the herb bed. The wild edible section looks good...except the asparagus and elderberry bushes look a bit droopy. Transplant shock for sure. I just want them to survive this year for next spring Made the sawdust run so we'll be putting down weed mat with sawdust on top for walkways throughout the garden area as well as other places we don't want to mow or weed eat.
  3. Oh my...whata handsome baby boy! You've got yourself a dandy girl!
  4. I call those "crash and burn" sessions! I usually do them at night...in fact, did one two nights ago. Went to bed at 8:30 and slept until 7 next morning
  5. Borrowed a friends trailer and made quite a haul on sawdust, the cabinet maker even used his front loader and dumped it into our MANY 55 gallon trash cans! LOL Also had several 5-gallon buckets that got filled too. Tarped it and then he has a dump site where he burns "long cuts" of wood so we took just about all of it and put it in the back of the truck under the cap. We'll chop those down to use in our rocket stove. Supposed to rain some tomorrow so may work outside and inside. Checked the little tp rolls and I've got some bush beens coming up. Really was frustrate to see where "something" at almost all of my little seedling tomatoes. The larger ones are in cages so they left them alone. Also ate some of my sweet pepper seedings. Was not thoughful of me to plant them and use only bamboo stakes around them instead of tp rolls. They're inside tp rolls now! Grrr...I saw a bunny take off from the garden area so I'm betting that's the critter. May have to set a live trap and send him to critter heaven. Two of my hanging flower baskets are coming in, and my bell peppers are doing great in their containers in the herb bed. The wild edible section looks good...except the asparagus and elderberry bushes look a bit droopy. Transplant shock for sure. I just want them to survive this year for next spring. Made supper a quickie...chicken burritos!
  6. Oh isn't he gorgeous! Abby's daddy was a red aussie and her momma black lab. He'll make some pretty babies (unless he's been neutered).
  7. Very warm here, had some rain. Supposed to get more tonight or tomorrow, but who knows for sure?
  8. Yep, we'll be putting in Okra again this year. Got the "wild edible" garden section started yesterday, including some elderberry starts from a friend, in a totally different location on the property. Tomorrow we're planning to make a sawdust run to get sawdust for the garden walkways. I'm putting down weed mat with sawdust on those, and then weed mat and rock around the wild edible section since it's close to one side id the house. Getting closer to the "grow it, don't mow it"...! We'll have plenty of grass in Abby's nice big yard and also in the open section where nothing's planted...except the ornamental windmill with my Egyptian Walking onions, so we'll be able to let it grow tall and cycle it for drying, should we need it for rabbits or brown for the compost bins. Will try to post pics later, keep forgetting to take camera.
  9. Hard to believe she turned 5 this past December. She still thinks she's a puppy. Wish we had video capabilities, I'd show you how she loves to play in the water hose sprinkle How many dogs do you know that have their own youth bed mattress, with a nice fitted sheet and a nice fleece pillow...laying right on the floor beside mommy's side of the bed!
  10. I do believe spring 2017 has arrived here...at least we're working in the garden like it has!
  11. For a very long time the relationship with my son has been the pits..to say the least. I kept clinging to the verse that says "train up a child in the way they should go and when they're old they'll not depart from it". Well he's 50 years old now and he called me 3 days ago and wanted me to know how good God has been to him for this past week, and wanted to ask my forgiveness. I'm excited to see his testimony grow. Thank you Father God for your faithfulness to your Word.
  12. It's been an absolutely BUSY 3 weeks for us...but the garden's "getting there". Got the herb barden planted, the bush beans are planted (yes, you'll see the toilet roll things), the carrots are planted, 8 tomato plants are in, the hanging baskets with flowers planted, and today we got all the round containers filled with compost and top soil and I planted one with Swiss Chard and two with Kale. I put some watermelon and pumpkin plants in some temporary planters (also in tp rolls) until we get the concrete block beds built and filled with compost and soil. I don't put wood chips in the containers because we'll dump the mix out and mix it with new stuff next year. We lined the containers with weed mat and then set them on more weed mat and then put wood chips around them today (I'll get a pic later). It rained most of the morning but I went ahead and watered everything as well as the new containers. When I get through (thanks to weed mat and wood chips and/or sawdust) there will be no mowing in the garden area. Mr. loves that idea!
  13. I think we live in a "de-clutter" challenge Tearing out the old bathroom at the homestead and putting in the 2017 garden puts us right in the middle of a mess! Just keeping up with the laundry, the dishes, the linens and cooking keeps me on my toes here. Not even trying to de-clutter right now
  14. I use a lot of essential oils around our house. Yesterday I mixed up another batch of my knock-off for thieves oil and another small jar of my cinnamon/clove cream that I rub on my sore thumb knuckles when they're achy. Also...if you ladies want to place 2 or 3 drops of your favorite oil (I like peppermint in the mornings or lavender in the evenings) on a wet washcloth and drop it into your shower you'll love it! Also can use Eucalyptus when things are "stuffy". For a refresher between showers I put ONE drop of my favorite scent into some very warm water in my bathroom sink as well as some castille soap (I just rub the bar a few times in the water) and love it.
  15. Got all the seedlings transferred into styrafoam and solo cups (or clay pots) and so far only two of the tomatoes show any sign of transplant shock, but they'll probably come on out of it. Stuck some eggplant, acorn squash, swiss chard, more kale and ??? in some cups. I think I still have plenty of time for them to sprout before going outside. Ditched the seedling starter tray. Won't buy one again, just don't like the way they do.