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Garden rambings and more on catsPosted Friday, March 26, 2010, at 8:40 AM
Wanda's Flower Pot
You might remember that there was some question about the sex of one of our strays, Sable? After a bloody encounter (my blood) I was 99% sure Sable was a girl but with a swelling belly, there is no further discussion. I would bet she has them in the next few weeks and now another decision. Do I capture her and bring her to the house, or let nature take its' course? I REALLY can not afford to have all these cats, but I REALLY can't stop trying to help, so.....
The past few weeks have made me wonder if I need to rename our farm Daffodil Acres. I have been thinning the patches over the last few years and that means playing Johnny Apple (Daffodil) Seed and putting them all over the place. Wow!. I don't have the variety that my brother has (hundreds, if not more) but the yard, driveway and mailbox area looks great! At my Mother-in Law's suggestion, we even have them growing out of hollow logs.
I am also pleased that the beets, garlic, peas and wildflowers seem to be coming up well. The garlic is from division of clumps but this looks like the best beet germination I have had in YEARS. Yum.
My over-wintered tomato is setting flowers again so I may start setting it out on warm days. The over-wintered eggplant is perking up too so it will get the same treatment.
I need to remember to start pushing in collars or sticks to protect the peas from cutworm. They will probably lurking out there any day. Anyone have trouble with them yet? Richard, I know you have plants in the ground and seeds coming up. Any sign of the little buggers?
I missed our last Weed'em & Reap meeting but I understand we will skip Easter weekend and re-assemble on April 17 for a covered dish event. We have more than a few discussions about cooking our veggies so I look forward to see what people bring.
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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.
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