Category: gardening

adapted-batteries: Squash bugs shall rue the day they flew into my garden, for I am the one with the…

adapted-batteries:

Squash bugs shall rue the day they flew into my garden, for I am the one with the squishing rock, the stinging spray, and the ants are who live in my garden which happily eat them.

I don’t really know where they came from, considering I hadn’t had any issues with squash bugs all season until literally today. I will be very vigilant for the next couple of weeks as my new pumpkin plants are still too small to really take any damage, and those beetles can wreak havoc within days.

I did have fun squishing probably 80% of them I saw crawling around, making the ants and flies super happy (seriously the ants were like tearing them apart and dragging the bits off…it was kind of disturbing). My spray should keep them away for now, if they come back, they don’t seem to care for my strong brew of jalapeño, garlic, onion, and sage, which has been in the hot garage all summer mostly unused.

We on a mission! 25 pints of red apple pie fillings ?…….

We on a mission! 25 pints of red apple pie fillings ?…. can’t wait to make some goodies!!! Now on to the next batch of green apples ?

8/26/17

I’m so Thankful for this summer harvest season, I…

I’m so Thankful for this summer harvest season, I can’t wait to share our goodies!

8/13/17

So look what we have down the road… a crabapple tree! And…

So look what we have down the road… a crabapple tree! And we picked and picked away!!!! This tree has to be at least 100 years old. It’s gigantic! It’s as big or more than the old maple trees around here. The trunk is huge. I’ll be making some jelly in the next few days. The crabapples are small to medium size with a dark green and burgundy skin color.

8/12/17

Canning away summer goodness! 8/10/17

Canning away summer goodness!

8/10/17

Hubby took me back to Berry Hill Farm, Xenia OH to pick…

Hubby took me back to Berry Hill Farm, Xenia OH to pick raspberries yesterday! We picked a little over 5lbs! … I’m feeling a bit better, moving around more… so before I go back to work next week I will be making more jam, jellies and preserves.

8/9/17

Labeling away… summers flavors packed away for…

Labeling away… summers flavors packed away for Thanksgiving & Christmas! … and I’m not done yet ? lots of goodness for all.

8/9/17

Haven’t been able to garden much lately, from breast biopsies to…

Haven’t been able to garden much lately, from breast biopsies to breast surgery, since dr said No till my wounds heal etc. But hey my green bed don’t look that bad so does my herb garden. ? mother nature is taking care of them but ?my goodness I’m itching terribly to get my hands dirty. So I snuck down to the beds to look around. Didn’t make it to the big garden but maybe tomorrow ?

hubby is my garden keeper ?

8/5/17

And I found me a few raspberries on my bush! 8/5/17

And I found me a few raspberries on my bush!

8/5/17

Got a jackpot of seeds! 8/3/17

Got a jackpot of seeds!

8/3/17