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Godless in the garden

Welcome to gardeners, growers of veggies, fruits, flowers, and trees!  

 

Welcome  backyard hen enthusiasts, worm farmers, beekeepers & composters!

Location: Planet Earth
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Welcome to Eden!

If you like to dig in the dirt, plant & prune, grow food & flowers, or sit and watch as someone else does your landscaping, you'll find something here to discuss!

Selected topics, in sort of alphabetical order:
Aging.  Gardening with an older body.
bees.  insectary.  insectsbee gardening. Beneficial insects.  insects drive evolution

Compost.  herecontaminated compost.

Backyard Chickens here. here. here. here.

Edible yard.  here  urban farmfront yards.
Growing Fruits

Folklore.

Fragrance and Scenthere.
Fruit growing.  in a small space, by backyard orchard culture.
Frugal gardening.  labels.

Gardening for future generations.  also permaculture, trees, historic varieties, soil

Hegelkultur here, here, here

Heritage and historic varieties.   heresources

locally grown plants to prevent blight transmission here.

Moon Phase Widget here. Moon phase topic here.

PeppersHot peppers.

Permaculture MollisonFalk  Liu, Joan's IntroTransformation in 90 days, Perm Principles at work. Food forest, Holzer

Potatoes.  here.

Rooftop gardening.  here

Seed starting. starting spring crops.

Scientific Gardening.   The Informed Gardener.  The truth about garden remedies.

Soil and soil building - healthy soil microbes, mycelium, dirt is everything, soil analysissoil pH.
Squirrels.

Synergies.

Tomatoes.  Myths and truths

Trees.  Tree tunnels.  Ancient tree planting. Plant commemorative trees

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Sentient Biped's Garden Blog. Happy to add a different feed if there are suggestions.

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Comment by Daniel W on January 4, 2015 at 8:13pm
Patricia, it sounds like a nice life.

I have been thinking about starting some cold season crops next month. Not much - greens, radishes, scallions, something cabbage family. In a poly tunnel raised bed. Maybe.
Comment by Patricia on January 4, 2015 at 8:05pm

Its ye old bod that prevents me from doing what I want to do, so I just have to find different ways around that. My doctor refuses to give me a body transplant.....the rotter!!!

Its GORGEOUS here, any season!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 4, 2015 at 7:47pm

That sounds healthy, Patricia. Just so the winter doesn't prevent you from the things you like to do. I've looked up your area on Google Earth and it looks like beautiful country. I remember the photos you sent us early in your correspondence with us. 

Comment by Patricia on January 4, 2015 at 7:41pm

No Joan, the greenhouse is done by the end of September. It is not heated or insulated. The plastic ''walls'' just extend the gardening season by a month or so, because we usually start the frost at night at the end of August. Then of course he doesn't want to snowblower the yard to get into it. He uses it to store the patio furniture in winter.

Winter here is pretty much in the house with grocery or doctor trips, but not a lot else. Rick still goes to town for coffee with his pals, but takes the bus both ways rather than walking. I use the go-bus, or the neighbors will give me a ride if I ask.

Rick does his trains, a little reading, & I do most of my same things year round, computer, reading, bread, cooking, a little household stuff in between housekeeper visits, playing with the cats when they demand it, grocery shopping......just not with my scooter.

We like winter here as long as the snow doesn't forget to quit once in awhile, & it's easy to dress for it here. -16*C is actually not that bad, & with the right clothing, it's fine to be out in it for what a person needs to do. Of course the winds have to stay down because that will ruin it real quick.

Our eating isn't altered too much although the soup/stew meals are increased, & it's nice to have some garden produce in the freezer.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 4, 2015 at 7:23pm

I understand about the cherries, Daniel. I didn't get any blueberries last year off of three bushes. There were green ones on the bushes and when I returned hoping to find ripe ones, they were all gone. Guess I will have to get more bushes. Surely I can grow enough for me and the birds. I suppose the squirrels like them, too. Maybe the mice. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 4, 2015 at 7:17pm

Patricia,  -16*C  means 3.2 degress F, I think. BBBRRRR!!! I hope the wind current doesn't change and bring your cold air here. 

How are you getting along this winter? Feeling OK, Eating well? How is Rick? I think of you two often. Does Rick do any gardening in his beautiful greenhouse during the winter? I suppose his trains keeps him busy.  

Comment by Daniel W on January 4, 2015 at 6:44pm
Joan, thank you! It's an extremely low risk procedure. Lot of waiting time for eyedroos and sedative to take effect, then pop out the old lens snd pop in the new one. Then some more waiting time, then go home. I am really looking forward to having vision again in that eye. If it doesnt work, well. the other eye is still ok, so I'm not really any worse off.
Anyway, I'll post his it goes, unless Im still sleeping too late from the sedative.

Beautifil picture of bird and cherries. In snow! As someone who loves to feed birds but loves his cherries, I want to say "get away from my fruit". :-)

This year I'm hoping for a generous crop of Montmorency and Surefire sour cherries for pies and crisps. Spring is a long way away!
Comment by Joan Denoo on January 4, 2015 at 6:20pm

Daniel, I understand you are scheduled for cataract surgery tomorrow. I just want to let you know I am thinking about you and look forward to learning about your procedure and how you feel. Best wishes, dear friend. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 4, 2015 at 6:06pm

Spud, I looked for the full video and did not find it. The trailer piques my curiously. I will put a Google Alert on the film and let you know if I find it. Please let me know if you do.

This piece interests me because of the ideas for a potential project at Laura's home in the woods. They live eight miles out of small town, Newport, WA and on the north side of Mt. Spokane. Their plot is 17 acres in a beautiful forest. It is not first growth, but third growth. Their home sits on a small hill left over from the Ice Age. I think it is a terminal moraine. The lower part of their land is the former ancient lake, now a meadow created by the Lake Missoula Floods.
One of the family members is a wildlife enthusiast, another is a millwright in a lumber mill. They both have a lot of mechanical skills and knowledge of the forest. I am so unfamiliar with gentle men, and they are as gentle as gentle giants. I know it is safe to trust them with children. They seem eager to help me plan and construct a nature reserve there. 

Comment by Patricia on January 4, 2015 at 4:56pm

That too......and dinner rolls for the freezer to have on hand for soups & stews.

 

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