Monthly Archives: April 2012

Plants from afar

It has been a good week for getting things in the mail… Many thanks to Donna for being kind enough to send some elephant garlic cloves! 🙂 They are now planted under my Enterprise and Evereste apple trees. Looking forward … Continue reading

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Morels in the Orchard!

I’ve been looking forward to morel season this year and hoping to get some time to go hiking in the hills where I think there would be a good chance to find them… I certainly didn’t expect to find them … Continue reading

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Lady Godiva (naked seed) Pumpkins

Last summer I grew a few Lady Godiva squash (cucurbita pepo) plants in the orchard, trying to take advantage of some of the extra sun while the trees are still small. This particular variety of squash is interesting to me … Continue reading

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shaggy mane mushrooms!

While I generally don’t have much use for lawn, I was very pleased to look out the window this morning and see that a couple of shaggy mane mushrooms (coprinus comatus) had popped up overnight in the yard of our … Continue reading

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saved from the trash

Through my FIL, I was able to save a few items from the scrap heap/trash over the Easter weekend. He had been holding on to a good size ~2′ x 5′ stainless steel screen basket that had been left behind … Continue reading

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pond construction

Last fall we put in a couple of ponds using straw bales to form the framework with an epdm liner over the bales. They are 10×20′ in size and approximately 30″ deep, so they should hold about 5000 gallons each. … Continue reading

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update from the orchard – flowers, lizards and mushrooms

Spring is truly a beautiful time of year! The temperature hit the upper sixties yesterday and gaves us a break from the rain. We took the opportunity to spend some time in and around the orchard. We were not the … Continue reading

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