First Frost

November 8, 2010


garlic shoot

Frost has not stopped all garden activity

It’s been about a week since our first major frost of autumn, marking the end of most, but not all, activity in the garden.  The frost was pretty late, I think, even for as far south as we are—so we counted ourselves lucky.


Spring Photos

May 7, 2010


Tina Taylor took a great series of spring photos a few weeks ago.  We’re still uploading some of her photos, but you can see the majority of them here.   We’re sorry to lose her back to North Carolina, but we’re excited to see her up here again in July and October.  We also got to meet her funny, beautiful and precocious daughter, Ansleigh.  What a delight! Finally, we used some of her photos to update a few other albums including Moments with Lucy and Broccoli.  Check them out!

Broccoli Sprouts! Chickens! Soil Samples!

February 28, 2010


a small broccoli sproutOur broccoli sprouted this week, and we transplanted it from the vermiculite to potting soil. Here are some pictures.  We’re excited to see our first crop go from seed to sprout!  Next step – transplanting it to the ground once it thaws!

Also, today we went and visited Wendy & Jerry Custer, a family in our county that breeds chickens, to get an idea of how many chickens we want and what breeds.  We’re interested in getting at least 4 chickens.  Our top choices are (more…)