Saturday, December 31, 2016
Friday, December 23, 2016
Posted by Maggie at 12/23/2016 10:00:00 AM
Sunday, December 18, 2016
There is more to come of this marvelous morning light.
Posted by Maggie at 12/18/2016 02:42:00 PM
Monday, November 28, 2016
This is a link to Kevin Gilbertt's live feed from Standing Rock, North Dakota. Kevin's posts have disappeared off FaceBook. So, I thought I would put this link on my page to replace his posts. He was encouraging people to get in touch with Obama, etc. Millions of people shared his posts and sent to their donations page. At last count there were 11K people in the camp and the police (? don't recall who they were) had given the camping people to disband the camp by today. http://thedailyhaze.com/collection-kevin-gilbertt-livestreams-standing-rock/
Posted by Maggie at 11/28/2016 09:43:00 PM
Thursday, November 24, 2016
The garden had gorgeous Autumn color this year. There are only a few leaves left on the front sweet gum tree. The magnolia seems to think it is time to put out buds. The roses are having the last display of color. The crocus leaves are up so I do not mow the lawn in the crocus field. I have put mulched leaves on the garden beds and the whole leaves in other places when I did not mulch them. Hopefully this builds up a good bit of top soil over the years. The new snap dragons in the magnolia tree bed are still blooming and are mulched with leaves. They should be nice for next year. I am slowly replacing thyme in the bare spots in the thyme circle. I move pieces of thyme from the stone path and add them to the circle. This seems to work better than buying plants to transplant, so I shall do more of this as time permits. The moss looks lush and fluffy, so I must get out and remove leaves and debris from the moss garden as time permits, too.
Posted by Maggie at 11/24/2016 05:39:00 PM
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
We have had a lot of rain in October and it is continuing in November. I have the apples harvested and a lot of them frozen as apple sauce, and pie filling, with some apple butter, and a couple of bags of them given away. They are sweet and delicious for eating fresh, but definitely 'organic'. I have been raking leaves and mulching them with the lawn mower, and putting the mulch on the woodland. About three quarters of the leaves have fallen off the front tree. It had beautiful color this year and leaves have hung on for a long time. The petunias in the front garden where I renovated under the magnolia tree, are still in bloom. We have not had a frost yet. I wonder if I will be able to keep these petunias on into next year. They are a rich burgundy color and would look super with the dark, royal blue of the big crocuses that come up in that flower bed in the spring.
Posted by Maggie at 11/16/2016 10:27:00 PM
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Friday, October 21, 2016
It was a very well organized tour and enjoyable despite the weather.
Posted by Maggie at 10/21/2016 02:24:00 PM
Thursday, October 20, 2016
I have harvested the purple plums and have packages of fruit frozen for winter eating. There is also about 60 packages of soup frozen too. The next Autumn harvest will be the apples. The tree is loaded. I have some apple sauce packages frozen, there is much more to do. I have a package of plums made into pie filling, so I should be able to do this with some of the apples, too. The better ones will be saved for eating fresh, and making apple sauce. The apple tree produces a heavy crop one year and the next year there is very few apples, so we should have apple sauce and pie filling for two years made up. After that, of course there will be leaves to rake and mulch with the mower to put on the garden beds for winter protection. This mulch seems to disappear over the year.
Last week there was a weather warning for high winds and heavy rain. So, I moved the orange trees into the house, along with the echeveria. That chore went very well and seemed to be much easier to do this year.
Posted by Maggie at 10/20/2016 09:24:00 PM