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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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.

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Comment by Daniel W on February 3, 2017 at 8:46am

Next indoor project for me is a walk-in pantry.  The house has an odd layout, with a bedroom adjacent to the kitchen, just off the mudroom.  Not so involved as the others, just pain and put in laminate floor to replace grungy carpeting.  The tie to gardening is, we'll keep the heat off, and it's a place for storing some garden produce like onions, potatoes, squash.  I'm not going to rush it.

Today's weather looks worse.   Maybe I won't go out and cut blackberries today.  If it gets better, who knows.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 3, 2017 at 7:38am

I'm sort of a Delicata squash fan, myself. I just don't have much success with vine crops, including any melons. Hope your seeds succeed, Spud.

I'm envious of both you and Daniel with your abilities to remodel. I can do the bare minimum, but that's about all.

Comment by Daniel W on February 2, 2017 at 8:25pm

Spud, I'm not that ambitious.  The place is a complete mess.  But I did clear another patch of brambles today.  Instead of a few more hours, I'm adjusting the time estimate to a few more workdays. I cleared about 1/4 of the remainder in about 3 hours then wore out.

Spud, please keep us updated on your seeds!  You are looking pretty ambitious yourself.  Butternut is my favorite squash.  I should just grow that an no other winter squash, considering they are smaller and among the best tasting if not THE best.  I also bought some parsley seeds at Fred Meyer yesterday. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 2, 2017 at 5:15pm

I've nearly stopped buying anything from Walmart, but a few years ago, I purchased some seeds there for 20¢ a package and had good results with them, so today I decided to try some more of those cheap seeds.

I bought 3 kinds of muskmelon seeds, a pack each of Yellow Summer Crookneck Squash, Butternut Squash, Beefsteak Tomato, Sweet Peppers, Bunching Onions, Kohlrabi, Chives, Coriander, and Parsley.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 2, 2017 at 5:06pm

I would like to have your ambition Daniel, but I'm improving this year.  I purchased a urinal and have been drilling holes for the water and drain lines.  Takes time because the guy that built this house 75 years ago used heavy lumber, so the floors are thick and hard to drill through.  Today, I went to town and purchased all the fixtures needed (I hope all) to plumb the urinal.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 2, 2017 at 5:01pm

I would love to have 100 acres, but would not like to have to make a living from it.

Comment by Daniel W on February 2, 2017 at 10:05am

Randy, it's wonderful that you continue to be involved in your family's historic farm.  Sometimes I feel wistful about the one my family had in MIssouri, although it was not multigenerational and the land was poor.  Also, being in rural Missouri would now have worked out  for me, where the shade of red is something more like blood.  I hope that your daughter and son-in-law continue to find ways to make it flourish, hard as it  is.

I think today I will go out and remove more blackberries.  I have that patch down to, I'm guessing, a few more hours, then a more than 1-year project of remediation will be complete.  Damn those things, they are a real project.  But I gain another garden bed, some tree space, and a nice area in general.

Comment by Randall Smith on February 2, 2017 at 7:39am
Spent over an hour with my farm manager son-in-law yest. I've offered to pay for an extended irrigation system which includes a pond. The farm has original tiling for drainage and is need of replacing, so I'll be covering that, also. Whew! (I'm commenting in this group because organic farming is a big form of gardening!)
He's offered to pay rent which is what is usually done in the corn and soybean land use. But, I've declined because I'm just happy to have a manager in the family. He and my daughter will inherit the land eventually, anyway (100 ac).
I wish I had time to detail all his (our) plans for not only this year, but all the years to follow. We're all thrilled with the prospects. Remember, you can go to Silverthorn farm.com to check it out (Rossville, IN).
Comment by Daniel W on February 1, 2017 at 1:22pm

We have quite a few here.  I haven't put out a feeder but they seem to overwinter here.  Maybe I should do that.

Comment by Idaho Spud on February 1, 2017 at 12:55pm

In the 20 years in Pocatello, I don't remember ever seeing a hummingbird.


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