Category Archives: Florida

FOG

     Yesterday morning the fog was so thick in our area that you could almost slice it with a knife.  Okay… okay I’m exaggerating, maybe… a little, but the fog was thick.  It was pretty to me.  Of course I didn’t have to drive in it.  I like almost all kinds of weather except bad storms and there is even beauty in that.  God has a purpose and reason for everything and He controls the weather.  Like anything else in our lives we can look for the good or expect the evil; I prefer the good.  No I would not like fog every day nor would I want rain every day.  I’m just thankful that I don’t control it one way or another.

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  I’m trying to decide what I want to plant in my spring garden.  It isn’t an easy choice since I have limited space.  I just always pray that God supplies me with enough to share.  And He does.  I guess I’m greedy because I want to try everything.  Some of the things I plant make it and some don’t.  In my opinion that is just part of being a gardener or farmer; taking chances.  This past fall was the first time I tried to grow cauliflower and it is coming along fine.  I’m sort of proud of it but I believe I will have to wait until next fall to plant it again since we have some very hot summer days which start early in Florida.

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     Wouldn’t it be nice to have five or ten acres to grow whatever you wanted?  Ahhhh… but it is only a dream.  At my age I probably would not be able to keep up with that much land.  I will just be thankful for what I have and that I am able to work it.  We are sort of planning to add two more 8×4 foot raised beds which will double my space so that’s good.  I’m thinking maybe I’ll give okra a try.

     Thank you for stopping by and until next time I will be pouring over seed catalogs and dreaming of a bountiful harvest.  God bless.

HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW

I’ve been so proud of my garden this fall.  Our collards, mustard, Brussel sprouts and broccoli are all doing or did fine. We got more tomatoes than usual; they’re small but delicious.  So I really shouldn’t complain but my eggplants are a different story.

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     The plants themselves look good and they bloom but absolutely no fruit!  I tried pollinating them with a q-tip and small brush but that didn’t do one ounce of good.  What could I be doing wrong?  My sister said maybe I had two male plants but what do I know.  How would one tell?

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     Anyway… I told them if they didn’t do something soon I am going to pull them up, feed them to the chickens and try again in the spring.

     I’m really looking forward to a spring garden and I’ve been busy trying to decide what to plant.  I know I need to rotate and not plant the same thing in the same place.  I love looking through the seed catalogs.  Billy made me two raised beds last spring and I think we will add a couple more this year.  I need to start getting them ready so I can plant in February.

     Thank you for stopping by and until next time “Happy Gardening.”  God bless.

MY ENTRY FOR THE WEEK

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Old Barn in Maggie Valley North Carolina

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Old Barn in Florida

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Anhttps://ceenphotography.com/2016/10/25/cees-fun-foto-challenge-houses-andor-barns/other old Barn in Florida

 

 

 

LITTLE RED CHICKEN HOUSE

035This is about as local as it gets; the home of my three golden girls.014

I now have three new pullets and they have their own house and play pen but I haven’t taken any recent photos of them.

Thanks for stopping by, please stop back soon.  God bless.

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EARLY MORNING MIST

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Looking out at the back of my back yard on a misty morning.

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COQUINA BEACH

Coquina is our favorite Beach on the Gulf of Mexico in Florida.  We also love to visit the Atlantic on the East Coast of Florida.  On Coquina there isn’t many large shells but the beauty of the water makes up for the lack of shells.

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Thank you for stopping by and God bless.

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TREE

     It has been quite a while since I have posted anything.  I have a good excuse but I won’t bore you with details.  But yesterday or the day before time is confusing with all that is going on.  I know you know about the hurricane that just skirted the state of Florida.  Yes, I was busy preparing for that.  Well anyway, one day this past week the post was “Tree.”  Right away I thought of my papaya tree.  I have a lot of trees in my yard and I love all of them but this year my papaya tree is loaded with fruit; the first year for so many offerings.  I just had to share it with you.

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     My fall garden is looking pretty good but I’ll save those photos for another day.

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

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MUSHROOM PIE

The Photo Challenge this week wanted details.  This mushroom  was growing in my yard a while back and I was blessed to get a photo of it.  I have no idea what kind it is but I love the detail and how it looks like a mound of meringue.

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Thanks for stopping by and happy posting to you.  God bless.

COQUINO BEACH

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TWO OF MY TREES

I love nature which means, of course, trees included.  Cee’s post wants us to share photos of trees so here are two of mine.

No I have no words of wit to add to this post.  I guess I’m still recovering from vacation.  Yes, we had a wonderful time and will be back in our regular routine soon.

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Banana

Papaya

Papaya

Have a blessed week and please come back soon.