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Godless in the garden

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Comment by Joan Denoo on September 6, 2014 at 10:52pm

Just want to share with you the pictures of Laura's new terraces designed and created by Zac, my newest great-granddaughter's daddy. He cut the timbers, limbed and barked them and installed them.  

April 2014, Zac carved a slope into terraces.

Sept 2014, Zac finished buiding the terraces

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 6, 2014 at 11:38am

Comment by Plinius on September 6, 2014 at 10:00am

Seems a good dog, Barbara! I love animals - and people - with a will of their own.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 6, 2014 at 7:23am

Sorry about your mosquito hell Randy.  I hate those buggers!  I've been on top of hills before where there was no standing water that I could detect for a mile, and still been covered with them the instant I stopped moving.  Uggg!

I could put-up with all the critters eating my garden in the country, but not mosquitoes!  That's why if I move to a warmer climate, it will be to another dry one.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on September 6, 2014 at 7:17am

Not awake yet, I mean Joan - not Ruth.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on September 6, 2014 at 7:17am

Ruth, I adopted Lily in late June at 7 lbs. thinking she was a maltese mix and 6 mos. old.. I quickly learned she was NOT maltese, but a 4 mo. old Chinese Crested Powder Puff mix - the mix being who knows what but her behavior indicates Jack Russell Terrier.  She is now 15.2 lbs and a very stubborn, feisty, and lovable piece of work!  Chews on my plants, digs holes, caught and killed a cowbird, has left her "mark" on door frames, chairs, bookcase, recliner, cell phone charger, and probably other things I don't even know about. Rescue dogs are the Best! 

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 6, 2014 at 7:14am

Oh, yes.  I forgot about grass!  A tiller is a huge time and aching back saver on grass!

Comment by Randall Smith on September 6, 2014 at 7:11am

Barbara, good luck with the new tiller. Even with a more powerful tiller, turning sod is difficult. Don't hurt your back.

My potatoes are the largest I've ever had. A rainy summer made the difference. Surprisingly, my onions were not so big. A major drawback to all the rain is the mosquito population. I have to take a bath in "Off" before entering the yard and garden. I have no standing water around--must be the farm fields.

Comment by Barbara Livingston on September 6, 2014 at 7:00am

Spud, I don't have a clue as I just discovered the process about a month ago via online site.  You have a point and I'll definitely check into it.

I just couldn't face the idea of having to dig up all the grass for planting beds, etc. without a tiller.  Decided it was a good investment. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 6, 2014 at 6:13am

Barbara, glad you're getting a tiller.  Saves a lot of work.

How do you harvest the potatoes in the tower.  Do you harvest them all at once, or can you tear into the cardboard to get baby ones?

 

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