Monday, October 17, 2011

Different Pumpkin Fields - One Year Appart

Pumpkin Patch - Indiana - Hubers - 2010
Pumpkin Patch - Kentucky - Gallrein 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Got Some Air

We went on vacation to the Blueridge Mountains in Virginia near the Mountain Lake Biological Research Station. Got some air.

Urban Burley

Got my tobacco crop from field to barn today. Such as that is in the big city. My thanks to the Bullitt County support team that made this urban tobacco operation functional. Next stop...2012 State Fair.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Vine Hidey Spot

Using drift wood from the Falls of the Ohio I made a vine structure for Ruby to hide out in. The top picture was back in March. The second picture is how it looks at the end of July. There are three different vines planted on it. Hyacinth bean, moonflower and lufa gourd. The lufa is definitely the most aggressive. I also have a few okra plants growing in the circles at the base and some peppers in pots. The bottom picture if a similar structure (and an older one) that Nathan and Otis made over at Aleve's house. This one is two years old now and it's beautiful.

Apples to Apples - Garden Over a Season

Here's two views of my new growing beds. The top picture in each pair was just after I put in the boxes at the end of February. The bottom picture in each pair was taken at the end of July. About five months apart. I've already had several crops out of the raised beds and have just planted cow peas and pole variety of red speckled lima. I'm hoping it climbs up the trellis I made from some salvaged wrought iron porch supports. Oh how I love scrounging in alleys.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Birthday Hideout

  • Nine bales of straw
  • Seven balloons
  • Three bamboo poles
  • Two bed spreads
  • String
  • One three year old girl
  • One five year old friend
  • Me

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Caterpillar Cake Walk

For her birthday Ruby requested a "blue cake" and this is what that po gal ended up with. A caterpillar cake that Erin made and I helped decorate. Complete with caterpillar frass coming out the sound end of this north bound caterpillar. I gotta tell ya...frass goes over big with young uns. I think we're going to figure out a way to include frass in some upcoming cakes.