HOW DANGEROUS IS YOUR GARDENING?

This question came up while I was driving by a farmer the other day.  He was out on one of their huge new-fangled tractors (you know, the kind with the cab over it for heating and A/C), with the strangest thing I ever saw behind it. My father's influence made me pull over and watch … Continue reading HOW DANGEROUS IS YOUR GARDENING?

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PLOWSHARE THURSDAY – COMPANIONS.

The thing I am most grateful for in our gardening endeavors today is that we learned how to use “companion planting” to our benefit! Those that may not have heard of this before: It is the method of planting that puts one or more plants next to each other, to naturally protect and strengthen them. … Continue reading PLOWSHARE THURSDAY – COMPANIONS.

IS THIS WAY COOL OR WHAT?

I was around for the last big one but was not so close to its path of observance before.  The total solar eclipse!  Here in Colorado, it is supposed to be a spectacular show this time around. I think this is a really cool thing, and I hope that all of the schools (especially the … Continue reading IS THIS WAY COOL OR WHAT?

I NOW REALIZE THERE ARE ONLY 2 SEASONS!

I used to have the normal four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Well, not anymore. At least, not since I took custody of my 8-year old Grandson. My new “two” seasons are just: SCHOOL SEASON - AND - FOOD SEASON School season is obvious to anyone that is a parent or guardian. When the … Continue reading I NOW REALIZE THERE ARE ONLY 2 SEASONS!

WHEN TROUBLE COMES IN THREES WHAT CAN YOU DO?

I started this post but got too wordy. So, instead, I am going to tell you a story. Once upon a time, there was a young, old woman who loved to garden. She loved the seeds, the starts, the transplanting and even the weeding. This young, old woman was so into her gardens that she … Continue reading WHEN TROUBLE COMES IN THREES WHAT CAN YOU DO?

FFF-FRIDAY – WOO HOO!!! Have you seen the signs?

It’s time to prepare!  Have you seen the signs?  There are many out there: (please do NOT click on the links until the very end-thank you.) Cicadapocalypse: What you need to know. Snakes found hunting in packs. These two were just in today’s email information.  Then there are the other signs: What is a supermoon? … Continue reading FFF-FRIDAY – WOO HOO!!! Have you seen the signs?

DO YOU STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES?

Bad news.  Bad news.  Then more bad news.  I AM SOOO TIRED OF BAD NEWS!  I have started a new self-help campaign…seek out good news!  Here is one that I came across this week: Love the smell of spring? Here’s where the season’s odors come from. It was kind of sad and disgusting.  So I … Continue reading DO YOU STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES?