Sunday, December 27, 2015

Sasquatch....

Is real......

Root Cellar Progress

Not much, but something....can't wait for some dry weather so I can finish the job....


Sunday, December 13, 2015

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Fall Garden in November

My lettuce, cabbage, chard and collard green plants are doing really well thanks to a rainy fall season.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Walden Flooring

After seeing that my 15x30 foot Walden Garden didn't get enough sunlight to produce much of a garden, I've decided to start putting down a floor of river rock, that I'll then fill in with concrete, before texturing the wall and adding a tin roof. My eventual goal is a nice root cellar to store all of my produce for harvest time next year.


Next Project

The Robinson Garden is expanding....


Carrots

First time trying these....planted them in a container from seed:


Fall Gardens - Aerial Views

Coming in nicely....



Herbal Medicine

Note to self: don't grab the red logs in the fire, but if you do, cut you some aloe vera from the garden, bust the blister, and rub some gel from the plant directly into the wound to ease the pain and help with the healing process.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

First Fall Harvest

Today I bagged a serving of green beans/purple hull peas/asparagus (delicious when cooked together), my first home grown salad (chard and lettuce) and several peppers.


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Fresh Harvest

After me and Big Slim hit the gym this morning, I pulled some green beans, asparagus and purple hull peas out of the garden.


Monday, September 7, 2015

Enjoying the Sunshine....

Came home yesterday to these two hanging out enjoying the weather....



Sunday, August 30, 2015

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Weekly Harvest


Weekly harvest of various peppers, tomatoes, asparagus, green beans, and purple hull peas. I cut and freezer bag the last three all together and they make a nice addition to any meal.....


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Movin',,,,

Swapped some herbs in one garden for some peppers in another to try to get the right mix of sun and soil. My cilantro and purple basil were both wilting in full sun while my peppers in my lower garden weren't getting enough sun. Swapped them out and hope to get better results moving forward. Also planted some new basil that I got from Crazy Daisy Gardeners. Check them out at www.crazydaisygardeners.com



Friday, July 24, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

A little bit of edging....

...makes all the difference....

Weekend Garden Project

Starting out....
 A little pre-fab work....


Finished project....

String Beans

While writing my Grandmother's memoirs, I came across some interesting ideas from the 30s and 40s. One of them is using needle and thread to string up beans. I'll dry them in the sun and then see if they turn out as tasty as they did back in the day....


Rain is good...

Nice harvest after the recent rain showers:


Friday, July 3, 2015

If....

Feeling this today, haha:

"If I had have known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself." - Mickey Mantle

Monday, June 29, 2015

Taking back my yard...

I've always prided myself on having a nice lawn. I cut, edge, weed eat, and blow on a regular basis. I've spent thousands of dollars on tools (lawn mowers, weed eaters, blowers), gasoline, oil, and harmful chemicals (chem-lawn). Starting this year, I'm vowing to take back 10% of my lawn each year. Rather than continuing to invest time, money, and resources into something that continues to take, I will put that effort into something that gives back to both me, the community, and the environment in the way of flowers, herbs, and vegetables.....

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Post-vacation harvest....

Went to Edisto Island (highly recommended) for a few days. Came back to a decent harvest:

Wondering...

I couldn't figure out what was trimming back the lowers stems of my green bean bushes....until I found this guy.....didn't know they hissed at you, which tells you how long he'd probably been eating away, haha....i aint mad at ya'