Monday, November 25, 2013

Is Anyone Ready for Spring Yet?????

Not much gardening going on here this time of year!  I went out to get some greens for my salad this morning, cleaned up the doggie do and put the left over coffee and coffee grounds on one of my blueberry bushes!  It was COLD!  About 30 degrees at noon.  I am ready for spring!

I received this nice labeler for one of my birthday gifts.  Now there should be no excuse not to have my garden notebooks organized!

Wishing you all a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!  I thank God for my many blessings.  Stay warm!  Spring isn't that far off!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Harvest,Frost, Jelly & Ice Cream Cake

My harvest is kale and lettuces.  That will be all I will get from my garden now until next spring!

I am back from vacation and my lettuces in the cold frames live on!!  We got a frost the night before we left and I didn't expect it so didn't put the covers on!  And there was no one to put them on while I was gone.  I lucked out and still have my lettuces!

This is another little area I have planted.  I put a clear plastic box over this area with a brick to hold it down!

This is the Swiss Chard that I have not done anything with.  Most of it lives on so far and I haven't covered it.

I don't cover the Kale either and so far so good!

And a patch of Parsley that doesn't get covered!  We received a little snow late this afternoon and lake effect snow is forecast for tonight!

This is blackberry juice that I froze from our blackberries in our yard this summer to make blackberry jelly.

This is the blackberry jelly made up from the blackberry juice!

We got a lot of laughs out of this one!  I requested an ice cream cake for my birthday!  Love ice cream!  No one told us that we should get the cake out of the freezer a little ahead of time!  It was so hard to cut.  This is Sue holding it up with the knife and Bob with his hands under it in case it slipped off the knife!  The cake was delicious!

Progress in the Courtyard!

  It was so nice to look out my bedroom window this morning and see the Clematis blooming instead of a pile of snow.  It is a rainy day agai...