Wow, there are a lot of suggestions over to facebook for the birdies! Thanks, guys!
I noticed some of you thought it was weird that I brought them into the bathroom. I have a bad hip that acts up when it feels like it, and have learned to dislike icy patches very intensely because of it. Given the steps and downhill slope to the pen, and the fact the the door must be lifted up and moved over, once it gets cold enough that ice and snow are factors, it is a great deal easier to…Continue
Added by Jana Franzen on December 6, 2013 at 5:21pm — No Comments
I'm only kinda kidding. When it gets cold enough to freeze, the critters come in. I've had dogs, cats, rabbits, and chickens running around the house at different points, depending on what critters we have.
There aren't any rabbits this year, the cats have the run of the house, the dog is naughty and confined to the kitchen (or a little pen attached to the back porch for out times), and the chickens are divided out between two old rabbit cages and a pet taxi for a very large…Continue
I finally got over being sick, several miserable days worth, and decided that since it was decently dry, I'd go see if there were any potatos available.
This is my second year trying potato towers made out of old tires, and this year, I got a reasonable amount of taters for the utter lack of care my garden thrives under. (I'm serious. If I weed, the plants die. If I don't, they give me noms.) I planted Yukon Gold for the first time ever. Last night, we had a couple of the…Continue
Been awhile since I did any posting. It's been... a year. My jalepenos did well, my tomatoes okay, and my green and yellow peppers not bad. The experimental eggplant and cabbage, not so good, the corn flopped terribly, the radishes did horrible, the carrots I still can't find. Even the GARLIC that usually does wonderfully failed badly. The butternut squash did okayish, the summer squash a little better, and the zucchini not so hot. The acorn squash tried, and then the blasted squash bugs…Continue
My tummy's a little made at me right now. What I need are some good ideas on what to do with the dandelions! I've just been using them as salad. Does anyone have another use for them that…Continue
Below the Line is a 5 day challenge and fundraiser. That link will take you to my profile page. But trying to do it has lead me to notice something:
My backyard is kinda awesome, now that I'm using what just kinda grows there all on its own. I've got 3 different kinds of edible flowers, some wild garlic, wild basil, and some volunteer onions. I know they're volunteers, because the weather's been too wonky to…Continue
(so I am camped in front of the computer for the weekend!) Then again, the forecast for the weekend reads "hail and tornados", so I'm fine with staying inside.
Soooo... I started out with 3 long beds, which, from my prior post, needed the gook…Continue
Added by Jana Franzen on April 14, 2012 at 11:34am — No Comments
Got all the gook raked off the beds - yes! I actually did it! Found two little carrots that had somehow survived, and realized the onions I'd left were greening up. (I think I need to separate them).
Naturally, now, the wind is pretty much straight from the north, bringing with it clouds of greyness and anticipated snow flurries this evening. Explain why I am tempted to plant stuff anyhows?
Added by Jana Franzen on January 11, 2012 at 2:25pm — No Comments
Huh. I just realized I had a blog here! Bad me -I've been a member how long now?
So, it's January. I'm contemplating ways, means, and the ever popular "Do I have enough energy for this?" of the plotting out, building up, and prepping of the garden. Being as, for some weird reason, it is 60=something in January, in Kansas, and therefore good weather for doing so. (I am firmly of the belief, incidentally, that there will be a blizzard in July to make up for…Continue