we're going on a bear hunt
northwest of Helen GA
|the boy & the cousin|
|13 Wildwood Pumpkins - planted later than I ever have, so we'll see how it goes down. I'm ready with hoop house materials that will fit over this row if needed - our first frost is around 15Nov.|
|The garden is a mix of summer stragglers and fall seedlings. |
The basil is still going strong - gotta put up some winter pesto.
|Some late bush beans. It's a gamble that may pay off.|
|The horse trough I salvaged from the junk yard for a few bucks. |
Painting it & getting it ready to grow carrots in.
|A twilight buzz. I'm taking a lock to put away.|
|I made 500 soil blocks over the weekend & Levi seeded them all!|
broccoli, cabbage, kale, lettuce, beets, cauliflower, chard, green beans, turnips, fennel, and some experimental peppers & cold climate tomatoes
|With the slightest hint of Fall coming along, football started, and the seeds of a winter garden being planted, my thoughts often go to Athens - Redlands deer, students coming back to town, and those first football Saturdays. We've been 5 years away now.|
This is Joe in the first year I met him.
|Pottery shard found at Reno.|
|mixing compost & peat moss for making soil blocks|
|purple coneflowers grown from seed|
|our affable back porch toad - easily picked up|
|and once sat back down, he'll hop back to his corner hole|
|Joe finished his latest handmade longbow....hickory backed with road-killed rattlesnake skins.|
|I was thrilled to find out Wildwood Pumpkins had been mentioned in the latest publication from Seed Savers Exchange. I made a seed donation of this family heirloom several months ago & included a few photos.|
|The article they were included in was "Defining Heirlooms," in which they were given as an example of a family heirloom (versus a commercial or community heirloom).|