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.

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!

Discussion Forum

DIY Green House and a Chicken Coop?

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud 5 hours ago. 2 Replies

Cover crops: Gabe Brown

Started by Joan Denoo on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Geodesic Dome Greenhouses

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Monday. 1 Reply

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Comment by Joan Denoo on May 12, 2015 at 10:46pm

When I had my heat surgery several years ago, I planned to move to Laura's. I spent three days in my garden crying. I wasn't ready then. I am ready now. The fall on April 9 took a lot of cockiness out of me and I feel vulnerable now. 

A new housing bubble started some months ago and now is the time to sell my home and get a good price for it. I can't do the upkeep needed and can't afford to hire the work done. Cary does all he can with his limitations. 

I feel quite content making this move. We started the foundation work for the new greenhouse this week. With the very high cost of food at the grocery story, the family joins in the desire to produce more of our fruits and vegetables. No one wants to raise meat to eat, for which I am grateful. Michelle is getting some chickens for the eggs. We plan some permaculture designs for the soils and some water capturing plans. This 17 acres has no surface water and the aquifer feeds from the many lakes around here left over from the Ice Age and Missoula Floods. 

My home in Spokane exists as part of the urban forest of deciduous trees. My new home lies in the depths of an ancient forest of conifers. This will give very different soils and water conditions, presenting me with new challenges. 

I feel that the best legacy I can give my grat-grandchildren is showing them how to raise their foods and becoming more self-sufficient. My 16-year-old great-grandson will be taking classes on solar heating through his high school. Our new greenhouse will be largelty solar heated. 

The line of generations in the Generaton Garden here at Laura's goes from my

great-grandmother>Grandmothers>Mother>Me>Laura> granddaughters>great-grandchildren. That is seven generations. 

Comment by Daniel W on May 12, 2015 at 10:35pm
Kathy, on Apples, you DO need a pollenizing variety. it depends on which one you have, and which ones your neighbors have. There are some that are multigrafts. Because those have more than one variety, they do not need another. There are various websites and nurseries that recommend which ones to pkant near each other. Raintree nursery is one but there are others.
Comment by Daniel W on May 12, 2015 at 9:43pm
Wow, they grow fast. I think they'll be ready tomorrow or thursday.

Comment by Daniel W on May 12, 2015 at 2:43pm

Joan, I am just glad you are safe and happy, and with your loving family.

If they have a chance, and are so inclined, I hope your family can take some of the starts that you lovingly transfered from your grandmother's and others' places.  I recall Iris and Lilac, I think.  Your great grandchildren may one day appreciate the connection to generations long past.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on May 12, 2015 at 12:43pm

Joan, best of luck with your move!

Comment by Idaho Spud on May 12, 2015 at 7:50am

Randy, Joan moving surprised me also, but with such good family support, is probably for the best.

Comment by Randall Smith on May 12, 2015 at 7:37am
Joan, you always have so much to say, and your news about moving surprised me. At my age (72), I think about the time when I'll have to leave my home of (now) 38 years. I'm not sure I'll have the same positive attitude you have. Here's wishing you the best of luck--and love.
(Chris: "dancing house" is a good description!)

Kathy, apple trees are self-pollinating (with bees), so you shouldn't have any trouble with fruiting.
Comment by Plinius on May 12, 2015 at 6:56am

Good plans, Joan, and it seems to me that you picked the right time for a move. I'm glad you have got such a wonderful family to take care of you and that you have many things to share with the young ones. I hope you won't miss your dancing house!

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 11, 2015 at 6:23pm

Patricia, I agree. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 11, 2015 at 5:44pm

Sorry, my comment includes the last paragraph directed to Larry. I tried reposting the message as I wanted it and the comment section would not accept it. So! Ignore the last paragraph. 

However, I do have a link to the greenhouse:

Geodesic Growing Dome Greenhouse

Spud, yes, I am bringing a lot of stuff from my Spokane garden to this one. Laura created a "Generation Garden" that includes plants from both of my grandmothers' gardens. Six generations, including my grandmothers' down through my great-grandchildren, has representation in it. 


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