Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday Sunday...



I am so excited.  The weather was great and I got to work in the garden.  I was even able to plant my garlic.  It isn't quite where I had wanted to put it, but I wasn't about to shovel snow. I'm sure I have plenty of that in my future. The lazy gardener in me decided Mother Nature wanted garlic in the melted off corner.  Then I attacked the greenhouse.  I pulled out the last of the carrots and even salvaged a couple of tomatoes.  I cleaned everything out.  Hauled in 4 heaping loads of cattle compost and mixed everything together.  I then planted some lettuce, peas, spinach, and carrots.  Just to see what happens.  I also brought in my washtub, so I wouldn't have to worry about dragging it in if spring ever comes.

My next project was to the roses to bed.  This isn't the best photo, but I'm so proud of my little rose blooming despite spending weeks under 4 feet of snow.  I may have tucked them in early, but most of them suffered quite a bit of damage from the storms.  I trimmed them way back, covered them in the cattle compost, and wrapped them up tight.  I'm always unsettled when my roses aren't tucked in.
Then I heard something. A sound that brings joy to my heart.

It was the cranes.  The sound of fall.  We didn't get much of a fall, but if all I get is the cranes I will make do.

Autumn Greetings

 

16 comments:

  1. Wasn't it a beautiful day? We don't have any snow like you do. I got my garlic in the bed a couple weeks ago and I'm hoping it'll do well. It'll be fun to see how your lettuce, peas and spinach do. I still have carrots in the beds, staying crisp and good underground. Not sure how long I can continue that.

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  2. Looks like you are coping well with all the early snow...and still busy in the garden. Gardeners are such a tough lot:)

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  3. Oh you have been busy I am sorry your skipped your Fall and went straight into winter but you are doing a great job. I would love to hear the Cranes and sit on that beautiful porch even with a heavy coat:) Hug B

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  4. Glad you got your garlic in and what a hardy little rose bush .
    Great photo of the cranes , and I totally want your Fall gardening outfit !!

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  5. It looks so pretty. I am glad you got to put your roses to bed. I always do worry about my roses if I haven't trimmed them.
    Your green house looks wonderful too. I loved the shot of the Cranes flying overhead. So pretty.

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  6. What a beautiful sight the cranes are, flying overhead! I'm glad you got your garlic planted, and made it into the greenhouse for a clean-out. I can understand how unsettling that early deep snow was.

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  7. I love the sound of the cranes. I haven't heard them yet here. :( Got my garlic in yesterday too although it wasn't from being snow covered. More from being lazy about getting garden chores done.

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  8. Hoping this is the worse it will be the rest of the winter! We're still in the upper 60s and 70s, so I can't even imagine. Happy gardening, XOXO

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  9. I'm anxious to hear about the garlic.... you are a loyal gardener. My garden is done. I still have a few carrots. Snow showers yesterday, but rain predicted for Halloween.

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  10. Oh it looks like a wonderful day at your place. I love to hear and see geese flying over, but the one sound that tells me it is fall around here are the crows cawwing.

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  11. My comment about putting your roses to bed and covering them with cattle compost reminds me of how my mother used to also put her roses to bed each winter (although we used a more graphic term for cattle compost).

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  12. Oh dear you remind me that our greenhouse is in serious need of attention. Not just a tidy up nbut complete renovation!

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  13. You are so kind to your plants...putting your roses to bed! I'm afraid I'm a bit negligent on that...but then our weather isn't nearly so harsh as yours in the winter. Those cranes are huge!

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  14. Oh, I love the sound of those cranes, too. We've got a wee bit of snow, but the soil is still soft, I'm squishing in a few last bulbs. :)

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  15. Oh, you have a lot of snow already. I love the view from your greenhouse. We're still clear of snow so far, but it could be any day now. Those cranes are beautiful.

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