May 272013

A few weeks ago I shook my head in disbelief at the amount of snow that got dumped on us and the impact that it had on the homestead.


The garden fence in particular took quite a beating.

Since then I’ve been spending a lot of time picking up branches and twigs that have been covering our yard from the numerous storms we’ve had.  Just when I think that I’m all done, WHAM! another system comes through and I’ve got to start all over again.

Maybe this is Mother Nature’s way of giving me a warm-up workout for planting and tending the garden.

Which is exactly what I wanted to do this Memorial Day, but first I had to get that darn fence in tip top shape.


And with the help of Rick and his muscles to pound in the new fence posts, the goal was achieved!

Now all of my plants can be safe from the marauding deer that just love to graze on the succulent plants that I tend to so hard.


Most of the garden is going to be cucumbers of which 80 percent have grown to a hardy size.  I wish I could say the same about the basil which is staying stunted to an inch, but I’m going to plant them anyway.

Gotta show ’em who’s boss.

One surprise that I wasn’t counting on (do we ever count on surprises?  I think not, but I feel like talking stupid today) was a gift from my old boss.


These little beauties are from squash that have not been planted for 800 years.  With less than 50 seeds left in existence I’m very nervous about my green thumb being able to successfully produce the plants that will give me a squash or two.

But I’m up for the challenge if that kind of faith has been put in me.  It will also be my first time “seed saving” so I can gift the seeds back to him to pass onto others and build up the supply.

Wish me luck and I’ll keep you posted!


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  1. Totally cool! He must have faith in you! And when you do succeed in growing 800+ year old squash, I’ll try it!

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