Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
The Great grands have had a day of run, run, run. Living in a small apartment they are having a great time running out in the open spaces. They found my hats and have been having a great time with the hats. Dethin said, " Grandma, you have dirt." as he let it run through his fingers.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
These three pines were here when I moved here. They are opposite the house in the island of the circle driveway. The other new plantings of pines are on the other side of the road against the fence. The smallest pine I transplanted as I didn't like the arrangement. It's had a tough time catching up with it's two buddies.
Just planted this week. Three new pines along the fence opposite of the three pines in a row above. The road makes a circle in front of the house. These pines were planted to help shield me from neighbors and to frame the mountain views. Farther down is a Cats Claw in bloom and a honey mesquete. Even farther down at the entrance to the property I've planted alternatively several palo verdes and mesquetes. In between them I have planted desert bird of paradise which blooms profusely with the most beautiful flowers.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
I don't know what these are, either bird house gourds or hollyhock. I suspect gourd as they are growing uncovered along the fence and rabbits/quail don't seem to like gourds. When I planted I put in several different kind of seeds that's why I'm confused. I'll know soon enough.
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
This is the garden this week. Little plants are up. Something's eating this end of the row so I will have to replant. I've planted this week 2 fig trees, 4 pomegranates, an apple, an asian pear, a persimmon and a couple desert bird of paradise bushes. I'm adding to the infrastructure of the property with the fruit and nut trees.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Urban Legends Reference Pages: The Cow and the Snake I saw this on line and thought it was worth sharing. Amazing photo of a python pulling a heavy prey up a cliff.
I feel like a jailer making the boys stay in the pen so I can garden. They call to me when they hear me outside of the pen. They have a very comfortable size pen and plenty of shade but does anyone ever like being penned up? After the vegies are bigger and can be less harmed by their picking away at them I will let them out again. If loose everything I plant they think is for them.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
The vegitable garden is making progress. I plant the 3 sisters in the tires and cover them until they are large enough to handle a few rabbit nibbles. I've been planting the a little at a time to have a slow ripening season. They all have corn some have pumpkins, squash or melons and all have climbing green beans. I have swiss chard, beets, radishes, zuccini, and asparagus planted here, plus a row of corn and climbing green beans.