Monthly Archives: February 2015

cool

after nearly a month of above average temps, now have a greenhouse FULL of lettuce, potatoes, seedlings and flowers.  But yesterday was cool and rainy and while we welcome the rain with open arms, and water butts, it meant the … Continue reading

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busy in the garden

    Had this poor nectarine in a too small pot for a lot of years and it has done nothing but flower occasionally, a little less each year.  So decided to give it a break and put it in … Continue reading

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more garden stuff

  An apricot tree for Valentines day.  These grow bags have already seen 6-7 years in the Arizona desert, and are starting to fail.  If I didn’t try to move them fully loaded, they might not be ripping so badly.  … Continue reading

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working in the garden

  Garlic and shallots coming along beautifully! Should have taken a before picture. snow had crushed these hoops, but the few things underneath were protected. some broccali, one single turnip (Rapini!), a few peas.  Planted some more peas today.  Keeping … Continue reading

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Like spring

Some of the greenhouse bounty! six packs for starting seeds including 2 kinds of lettuce, bush zucchini, spaghetti squash, broccali raab, chard, orange sweet peppers, striped roma tomatoes, yellow plum tomatoes, regular romas, and eggplant.  There are also two six … Continue reading

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Why I knit

Learning how to use my new cell phone’s camera, so these aren’t the best pictures! Okay, first pic is an awesome pair of slippers, with felt soles and knit uppers.  Knit material is VERY stretchy up and down, not so … Continue reading

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more socks

have no idea why I’m stuck on socks, maybe because I just have so much trouble with them. Anyway, this pair I started and then realized something wasn’t right and only then checked my needle size; I was working with … Continue reading

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