Godless in the garden

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Godless in the garden

Welcome to gardeners, growers of veggies, fruits, flowers, and trees, backyard hen enthusiasts, worm farmers, & composters!

Location: Planet Earth
Members: 179
Latest Activity: 4 hours ago

Welcome to Eden!

If you like to dig in the dirt, grow flowers, putter around the yard, dig in the kitchen garden, raise backyard hens, or just like daydreaming about the garden, this is the place.

Many topics have been discussed in the archive.  Revive a topic by adding your 2¢ or start a new topic.

Everyone likes photos of the garden, so if you like to share photos of your prize dahlia, your favorite hen, or your first tomato, go right ahead!

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Comment by Daniel W 4 hours ago

Kathy, that's a weird egg.  Sometimes we get hen eggs with anomalies, including very thin shells.  But not no shell at all!

Spud, sounds like you are already into summer.  Thanks for comment about meditation garden.  I can see that as a place to spend a lot of time and already do.

If the flower buds are any indication, this looks like a good year for persimmons, and grapes.  Figs are looking good so far, too.

A couple of my less hardy figs were killed completely by the worst of the winter.  So, I won't try those varieties again.  That leaves the more resilient ones, better for this climate.

Mulberries look to be the best ever, too. 

Some plums look good, others not.  There should still be enough, unless something - weather, disease, bugs - gets them. 

I've planted all of my tomato starts, and peppers, and 2 tomatillos.  I think this week I'll start zucchinis and squashes.

One last flower, the first of the poppies to bloom.  I grew them from seeds, in about 2001, and last year moved some of the roots to the country place.  They seem to like it there.

Comment by Idaho Spud 5 hours ago

That bird must have had a calcium deficiency :)

Comment by k.h. ky 5 hours ago
I took an egg out of the nest that didn't have a shell. It was in the membrane sac but there was no hint of any shell.

Thanks Spud, Bert.
Comment by Idaho Spud 6 hours ago

Pulled a lot of cheap grass today before it started dropping those horrible seeds.  Not much rain here for a while now.  I need to turn my outside water on so I can give the garden enough water.  

Comment by Idaho Spud 6 hours ago

Daniel, I very much like your meditation garden.

Comment by Idaho Spud 6 hours ago

Kathy, sorry for the tough time your having.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan 12 hours ago

Kathy -- I'm also very sorry to learn of what you're going through and wish you the best.

Comment by Randall Smith 13 hours ago

I, too, have identical iris's and a rhodadendron, Daniel. So beautiful.

We had 3" of rain over the weekend. A tornado touched down 10 miles away! Farm fields are flooded. Fortunately, my one acre is on a mound, so water drains away. However, the water table is very high and my basement sump pump is getting a workout. My house water comes from the original farm well--over 100 years old. I keep wondering how much longer it will last. I don't know how deep the well is. It's never run dry.

After all the rain, I tried pulling garden weeds yest. It was too wet--soil clung to the roots and wouldn't shake off.

I also mowed half my lawn. The tractor started right up--a surprise since I've been having trouble getting it started. Battery and connections are good (after much work). I'm thinking it's the starter, but I'm no mechanic. It might be time for a new mower. The current one is 20 years old. Hmmm.

Comment by Daniel W 22 hours ago

Interesting, I just discovered that photos here can be clicked on to enlarge them.  Didnt know that!  Sorry about the duplicate pic.

Kathy I like that we have similar areas, despite so far away.

Joan, you are right, that was Baigou.  Charlie is very limited now but still by my side.

I really enjoy those ducks.  You are right, so cute.  Also very animated and talkative.  As for breeding, if you hatch them, you could probably multiply them at the same rate as chickens.  Unlike chickens, they love gobbling down slugs.  So far they are fairly easy to herd, using a long bamboo pole.

Kathy, I think of you often.  Not sure that helps, but I do.

Comment by Joan Denoo 23 hours ago

Daniel, your photos reflect your calm, peaceful nature and your sweet care of living things and beautiful memorial to your dog. 

I don't think I read of Charlie's passing and assume you pay tribute to Baigou.

Your flowers look perfect. I can almost smell them.

Your Running Ducks look so cute. They will bring you much pleasure, I am sure. I wonder if they breed like rabbits; so many videos shows huges flocks of Running Ducks going to work. Here is just one

 

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