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.
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.
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.
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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.
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?
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.
It finally happened! My young hens started to lay and I was excited to see the blue egg from the Americana. Of course they are small right now but the ladies are still growing. But I have a problem with them putting their prize in the nest. They lay them all over the common area.
I think I told you that the Golden Girls (the older hens) took over the few chicken house, which is all right with me because the teenagers would not use it. I have caught them several times going in the little red house but I can’t get them to roost in there or lay their eggs in the old nest. So today Billy and I bought a bale of hay and I put some in the nest and filled one nest and put it in the common area. I also put an egg in it so maybe they will get the idea. We shall see, those silly girls.
Thank you for stopping by and please come back soon, you are always welcome. Until next time stay safe and hope the hens keep clucking. God bless.
This morning we opened the gate that separated the young chickens from the older Golden Girls. I watched for a while because I thought the older girls might harm the younger ones. What a surprise! The younger girls dominated the older hens. They took over the big play pen and the Golden Girls retreated to under their little red house. Nature is always fun to watch and full of surprises. I hope that soon they will all mingle. I’m very thankful they are not fighting.
I put new nests in the green house so I hope the Golden Girls will teach the younger how to go inside and lay eggs. They have not laid any yet but it should happen this month or next; they are getting old enough.
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I took this photo of the setting sun on a cruise to Cancun a few years back. There were so many beautiful sunsets and sunrises and that water was the prettiest blue.
Next the water with waves from the ship.
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Old Barn in Maggie Valley North Carolina
Old Barn in Florida
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This is about as local as it gets; the home of my three golden girls.
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.
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Looking out at the back of my back yard on a misty morning.
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.
My fall garden is looking pretty good but I’ll save those photos for another day.
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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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