Godless in the garden


Godless in the garden

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

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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 kathy: ky on Saturday
I've found a new t-shirt I want but I think it may be very offensive to the people I have to associate with. The slogan on the front.

but I forgot to punch holes
in the lid of the jar.

Does anyone think it's too much??? Opinions please : )
Comment by kathy: ky on Saturday
Randy, I've never seen sweet potatoes hold together like that. Impressive.

Daniel, a huge pile of wood chips would make any gardner happy I'm sure. To be able to use them at your own pace and not have to be concerned about running out of them would make me happy. And having them on hand allows for deciding where you can lay them thicker. I always hated having to pick up a few bags and then try to get them to stretch as far as I needed them before having to run out to get more.
Spud, I'm with you on having less patience for religious garbage as I age.
Comment by Daniel W on Friday

Spud, I use the free download program Picassa.  It's very easy once you get the hang of it.  I use it to straighten, crop, sometimes improve contrast, and sometimes add text.

Spread a truckload of tree chips, now done with that for the day.  Another load tomorrow, weather petmitting.

Randy those are impressive sweet potatoes!  I made two unsuccessful attempts to grow them here.  Would like to.

Comment by Idaho Spud on Friday

Daniel, what a great idea, labeling where you planted things in a photo.  I'm going to try that.  Don't yet know how to put words on a photo, but will try to figure it out.

Comment by Idaho Spud on Friday

Kathy, too bad about your rain troubles.

Comment by Idaho Spud on Friday

Bertold, you're right.  It's just a humorous mistake.

Daniel, I can understand you being pleased with your tree chip bonanza.  I sure am with my piles.  I've not spread them all yet, but I have enough to cover everything and last for many years.

Randy, that is indeed a gorgeous bunch of sweet potatoes! 

If I were to visit China, my preferred places to visit would be close to yours.  I don't think I would visit any temples.  The older I get, the more supernatural BS irritates me and makes me sad.

Comment by Randall Smith on Friday

Joan and Daniel: True--I'm looking forward to seeing greenery in parks, gardens, fields, etc., while in China. Most of my "free time" will be spent walking through parks. Museums and temples are important, but really not my cup of tea. I'm just a "nature boy" at heart. (One of my favorite songs, by the way.)

Started digging up sweet potatoes yest. Here's a gorgeous bunch from one hill!

Comment by Daniel W on Friday

Kathy Im sorry about the rainstorm losses.  Makes me already wish for the Spring flowers.

We are in agreement about not feeling like another dog.  I want to cry every time I look at Charlie struggle to stand up.

For some reason Im just really pleased to have a big pile of tree chips to spread.

It will take a week to get them all spread.  The first areas gave me some satisfaction.

Some flowers blooming.  I moved the flower box under the eaves to let it dry out for the winter.

Comment by kathy: ky on Friday
Auto correct sucks. I should have proof read that closer
Comment by kathy: ky on Friday
Joan, I lost so much top soil and mulch I could cry. I would cry if it would help. I can see where water ran down the steepest slope, where my hugelkulture beds are, like it was a creek. The beds stayed intact with the dead sunflowers that I leave for the birds to eat still, mostly, upright. The deeds washed into the beds so I won't have to plant any next year. Be I will have to do a lot of thinning out.
I remember the beauty photos from Daniel's trip to China. I glad I got to see them.
Water was running everywhere. Roads were closed. I tried to travel to the store about three miles away and had to turn back. Gloomy and overcast again today but no rain. Sweet E my Boston terrier was thrilled to be able to go out and run. Boston's biggest drawback is their high energy level. They are very loving, quiet, sweet, wonderful with children and other animals but they must have their exercise. Many people take on animals without bothering to find out their needs and they often end up in shelters. Or worse. I'm sure this will be my last dog. As much as I love them the pain of losing them has became to much to bear again.

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