Tag Archives: garden

hop on pop: a guest post from ron

There is a well-known children’s book featuring the Berenstain Bear family where the little bears run around the house hopping on things–most notably… Pop! That popped (pun intended) into my head when our little lamb Crescent decided it was fun … Continue reading

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drought, still

We are still in a drought. Sigh. It’s been dry since early May. That means we are pushing three months of drought conditions. Sigh. We got 0.75 inches of rain early in the week–about a quarter inch Sunday night and … Continue reading

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rain, finally

It’s barely rained for the past 2.5 months. We are finally getting some rain. Some. Finally. Not enough. But at least it’s something. The vegetable garden has felt like an uphill battle this year. Some things are doing well. The … Continue reading

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one point three

We’ve had 1.3 inches of rain since May 1st. So reported our local newspaper (“newspaper”?) a few days ago. A third of an inch in mid-May and then a grand total of one inch during the entire month of June … Continue reading

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drought

In terms of the weather, it’s been a somewhat unusual May and June–except for the fact that there’s always something unusual with the weather. That said, it’s been a very dry late spring and early summer. Ron looked at the … Continue reading

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schlepping season

It’s been over a month since I posted an entry on the blog. Welcome to spring in academia–and the garden. There is,  as one of our local NPR hosts says, “a lot to talk about.” The first robins and red-winged … Continue reading

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carrots and onions

It’s getting to be that point in winter–or “winter” as the case may be this year–when we’re running out of fresh vegetables. The very last of the carrots, harvested around Thanksgiving, are in a sack in the fridge. We had … Continue reading

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