Monthly Archives: August 2014

Dreaming of Flea Beetle deaths

Our garden is being besieged by Flea Beetles. It’s been going on for the last two weeks and the Flea Beetles are winning. We always have a problem with them, but this year has been different. They have been draping … Continue reading

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Wild goose chase

Lee wanted to leg band our original four geese and their one stupid offspring before the current year’s crop of goslings grew up. You can’t tell who is who when they are adults as Toulouse geese all look alike. The … Continue reading

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Dry gardened Red LaSoda potatoes

We dug up our Red LaSoda potatoes last week and they weighed in at fifty nine pounds. I’m thinking that is not a bad return on 3.8 pounds of spuds planted in a twenty five foot row (2.4 lbs/ft). We’ve … Continue reading

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Rotten fence post

This past spring we noticed the fence post that our gate hung on was loose. By summer the whole post would swing wildly back and forth as we opened and closed the gate. We installed this fence five years ago … Continue reading

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Big Daddy onions

I pulled my yellow onions yesterday and laid them out to dry. We subsequently read that you should wait for all the tops to fall over for maximum yield, but many of these Big Daddy onions are already huge. We’ll … Continue reading

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