Monthly Archives: July 2013

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah

I keep forgetting to show you pictures of my birthday party! As I’ve told you, for my 50th birthday , I wanted to do something memorable. When my sisters asked what I was going to do, I jokingly told them … Continue reading

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Chicken Coop Update and Some Other Stuff

I just realized I haven’t done a chicken coop update in a while. There are some changes coming to the coop, but I wanted to show you how the roof is coming along. Let’s travel back in time to late winter when … Continue reading

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My Garden Helper This Weekend

I was so lucky to have some help in the garden this weekend. Someone to help me check the sweet potatoes and the new bed of squash and corn. Someone to check the railroad tie that separates these beds. Where else … Continue reading

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Southern Comfort

In the garden, the okra is being a little slow about producing. This year, I have grown my favorite ‘Red Burgundy’ and an okra classic ‘Clemson Spineless’ There are many ways to eat okra.  My daughter in law loves it … Continue reading

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Summer is Here.

The garden is in full swing and the flower beds are strutting their stuff. This trumpet vine is going crazy.   It has covered the fence and then some. This bee was caught taking a nap in one of the flowers until … Continue reading

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Here's Lookin' At You, Kid

As I was walking around the garden yesterday, I had this strange feeling I was being watched. Guess I was right. Have a great weekend! Brenda

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The Blonde Gardener Turns One

Last July, as I was once again awake at 2am, I realized I had looked up everything I wanted to know on the internet.  My head was full.  There was not one iota of space left for any more knowledge. That’s … Continue reading

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Hunka Hunka Baby Love

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention our other sweet, little lake guest. He was quite the trooper while we were there and loved every aspect of being outside. I don’t think he was ever put down the whole week. But … Continue reading

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It's Garlic Diggin' Time (plus another garden pest)

Back in October, I decided to try my hand at planting garlic. I ordered my organic garlic from Renee’s Garden, prepared my bed and planted the cloves about 4-5 inches apart. Then I ignored them until last Sunday. Before we … Continue reading

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