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  • flowerweaver 22 Feb 2015
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    Bean bonanza and the repairs begin!

    Photo-upload-423809?1424708221 Yesterday someone gave me an amazing photograph of the tornado and hail storm that damaged our place last June, taken from a nearby campground. From the vantage point it looks like it is over our place. Since we were so quickly enveloped by darkness and chaos it's sobering now to see it from a di...
    Overcast -2°C / 28°F
  • rainymountain 21 Feb 2015
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    Spring in February?

    Photo-upload-423739?1424581904 Today was a Spring day, the sky was clear, the sun was warm; there was a sneaky breeze which cooled things a little. We have a gentle Artic outflow so the nights are below 0C and the mornings are frosty. The current average for the time of year is +3C/ -5C; the average of temperatures for the nex...
    Clear 6°C / 43°F
  • Motherhen 22 Feb 2015
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    Found six sheep in the Lane....

    Photo-upload-423749?1424595793 They had to stay the night in the garden before the farmer could collect them
  • halhurst 24 Feb 2015
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    Crushed charcoal, Sand, and Pumice.

    Photo-upload-423913?1424842820 Previous journal on this: http://myfolia.com/journals/136510-wicking-bucket-test-planting The small-scale trials of soils for the wicking beds done in mini 5-gallon buckets ended with one candidate for wicking bed soil- all purpose construction sand. The bucket I started now has chard in it, ...
    Clear 17°C / 63°F
  • Carol 25 Feb 2015
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    Saturday Grass Mowing and Unexpected Events.

    Photo-upload-423944?1424916192 Garden growth had gotten away from me. I had not been feeling 100% well for a long time, and always put it down to the incessant migraines that I suffer. Add to that lawn mowers that refuse to start for me, left our grass growing beyond the tolerable. When some clumps of grass are taller than ...
    Mostly Cloudy 32°C / 90°F
  • Motherhen 22 Feb 2015
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    Starting another three beds in Over the Fence Garden

  • rainymountain 24 Feb 2015
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    The first flower of 2015

    Photo-upload-423909?1424826503 I think this must be a record for an early flower, and it isn't crocuses in Path but a snowdrop. How did that get there? Plants move themselves around the garden in mysterious ways. Was it there last year? Perhaps… I had picked up some sticks on my way home to lay on Path garden to keep the cats ...
    Clear 4°C / 39°F
  • mpsprengeler 27 Feb 2015
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    Really itchy.

    I have got the "need to plant NOW" itch real bad. Seed catalogs came late this year, so I'm getting started on my seed-starting late. In reality I've been poring over them in 10-minute increments for the last three weeks trying to decide what stuff to try. I have the distinct feeling that I'm ...
    Clear -19°C / -2°F
  • GreenGuy 19 Feb 2015
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    Happy Lunar New Year, a Time for New Beginnings and new PLANTINGS :)

    Yay, an excuse for me to start over with my gardening! Happy Year of the Sheep, Ram, or Goat! I am transplanting some new shrubs today, into the large empty spaces of bare dirt surrounding my home's front foundation. The plants that used to be there were killed off by foundation repair perso...
    Overcast 19°C / 67°F

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