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Patience in the Garden…. I’ve always been the type to need immediate gratification.  Living in the fast lane was fun exciting and dangerous!  I learned that gardening does not supply my need for anything remotely close to instant gratification.  You have learned from my earlier post that I grew up in a family where gardening […]


When to Pick Corn  There are many different ways to tell when your corn is ready.  You can squeeze the cobs, pull back the husk or just count the days to maturity.  But, you always need to pay special attention to the silks. When squeezing the cobs, you want to make sure they are firm […]


You can’t make a hen sit on a nest.  You can leave eggs in a nest only to throw them out a week later becasue none of your hens are ready to brood.  Then, all of a sudden one day, your meanest nastiest hen decides to sit on a few golf balls!  She bites, gets […]


What to do about Japanese Beetles I was out in the garden early this morning.  Since I have mulched most of the garden with hay, I made quick work of hoeing the few rows I have without the hay.  I must get another bale this week to finish off the mulching. I was walking down […]


Chicken Keeping – What was I thinking! It all started with 6 little chicks – 2 New Hampshire reds, 2 black Austalorps and 2 Golden Comets.  I thought I was going to be a first class chicken keeper.  A friend gave me “Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens.”  I was set.  I had all the information […]


Hello world!

21May12

You have to start somewhere!  So, here it goes.  My first blog post.  I have been told that I should have started this a long time.  I guess timidity has kept me from starting this sooner.  Procrastination could also be another problem for me.  I have always been able to exress myself better in writting […]