Family, Gardening, Photos

A Little of This, A Little of That and A Whole Lot of Busy!

I have not abandoned you all, just been on the go for the last couple weeks.  We had a wonderful visit with my darling sister and her family.  My nephew hung with us for the weekend while sis and bro-in-law went to a wedding about 4 hours away.  Mom came up and we had a… Read More A Little of This, A Little of That and A Whole Lot of Busy!

Gardening, Photos

Gardening Photos On A Slow Sunday

First I want to give a shout out to my sister-in-law, Lelo in Nopo, for getting published in the new edition of Fine Gardening! Congrats my dear! Check out her blog.  She’s a Master Gardener in Portland and to be honest, her garden is one of my biggest inspirations.  She’s quite the talented artist and… Read More Gardening Photos On A Slow Sunday


August’s Picture This Photo Contest

This is my photo entry for Gardening Gone Wild‘s photo contest, August’s Picture This Photo Contest. This bee was oblivious to me being so up close and personal. It was covered in pollen and having a great time on this Black Eyed Susan so didn’t care who was close. I love capturing moments like this.… Read More August’s Picture This Photo Contest

Gardening, Photos

Oh You Lovely Plants

As promised, here are my new additions to the garden. I also took some pictures of my very wild veggie bed. Once we get the raised beds built, I think I’ll have a much neater version going on, but this one just seems to want to be a jungle! I’m still learning and it’s producing,… Read More Oh You Lovely Plants

Gardening, Photos

New Plants and Some Rain

We got an inch and a half last night…nothing to sneeze at, although I’d love it to be more. But everything in the gardens loved it and seem to be smiling this morning. I went out early and got four new plants in the ground. I’m cutting it close on the new things I can… Read More New Plants and Some Rain

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An Ah Ha! Moment

Thanks to Gail over at Clay and Limestone, I found out the name of this delicate looking beauty in my garden, Commelina communis or Asiatic Dayflower. Please read her post on these interesting “weeds”. I don’t have the heart to yank the few I have out just yet, but apparently they can become quite a… Read More An Ah Ha! Moment

Family, Farm Life, Gardening, Photos

This And That

Xi and her new-to-her “princess” dress: Farm Girl L looking much older than her mere 6 years: The first upside/down tomato is growing fast: Call me crazy, but I’m trying my luck with trashcan potatoes. I got organic seed potatoes and even though it’s summer, I’m going to see what I can do with this… Read More This And That

Gardening, Photos

Some Garden Pictures

A few pictures of the garden. We lashed bamboo all day yesterday and built a sun shade structure for the veggies. Last year the Texas summer sun burnt everything up, so we are hoping to combat that a bit. Lots more mulch and a sun shade. We’ll see how it works out. We may need… Read More Some Garden Pictures