Yes, we have ignored this site for too long. Not a whole lot has happened to report, but I have tried to keep regular posts going for our records. Kate has been busy with school and life, I have been lazy - I haven't even posted much at my main blog. I promise a catch-up post soon.
In the meantime, Kate harvested the parsley yesterday and spread hay over the garlic and some around the raspberries. It has been an unusually warm October and now November so far. The garlic started to sprout so we need colder temperatures soon or I don't know what to expect from it. The garlic is still covered with the screen to protect from squirrel interference.
The winter onions or spring onions above it are meant to stay over winter, I guess. I don't know the difference and I don't really get it and I don't think Kate does either, but we will find out in the Spring. A friend from work and her husband recommended them to us. They gave us some back in late August, if I remember right, and we were to plant them right away so they would be established before winter. We must also be careful, I guess they like to spread. I guess we'll see. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Pictures of the yard and other remarks after the break!
|No tree. Sigh.|
|Scavenged firewood, yet to be cut down to size.|
|The burning bush is almost burnt.|
|I've used the trimmer to mulch the hostas, you can see the rock line again!|
|The day lilies still have blooms left in November!|
|The mums, 1$ a pop clearance last fall, have done well this fall.|
|I never mentioned it anywhere, but I did replace the gate this year on my last vacation, I think. The marigolds did not deter any wildlife interference. We will probably not attempt tomatoes again next year.|