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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
  • GramRibbit 20 Feb 2015
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    Seed Tape Homemade

    Okay I needs some input and see what we decide. I want to make my own seed tapes for like Carrots and parsnips so they are spaced properly. What kind of take do you think will work? I thought about masking tape, medical paper tape, and even beauticians tape they use to set hair. What do you t...
    Overcast 3°C / 37°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

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  • 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
  • GeorgeSr 20 Feb 2015
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    Heating the greenhouse

    Photo-upload-423635?1424471996 Considering using the wood fired stove we made to boil maple syrup. So, we setup a six foot x eight foot canopy trellis addition, to contain the stove. The plan is to use a box fan to blow the warm air into the greenhouse, which will be connected to the addition with poly. It's probably overkill,...
    Overcast -11°C / 12°F

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