Category: Gardening

Blackberries!

…and not the ones RIM makes, either! This year, the blackberry plants growing wild in our yard along the fences and stream valley seem to have a bumper crop of berries on them. I suspect the plentiful June precipitation had

Posted in Flora, Gardening, Us

From drought to downpour

We’ve had several weeks here with essentially no rain, and the garden has been looking rather sad. I planted tomatoes, cucumbers, melons, and basil around May 24th, with promise of rain (finally!) in the forecast but it did not materialize,

Posted in Gardening, Kevin, Weather

Steaming Mulberry Stems

It seems that last year’s intent to steam the bark off our mulberry stems for making paper did not amount to any action. There are some things that just don’t happen if all you plan is to do it when

Posted in Branson Banana Bash, Fibre harvesting, Gardening, Our own courses and workshops, Past Events, Us

Acorn Squash Harvest

This weekend I harvested the acorn squash in my vegetable garden. The largest ones are about the size of a volleyball. I had planted 6 groups of three seeds each (which exhausted the entire seed packet) and kept the strongest

Posted in Audrey, Gardening, Kevin

Mulberry damage

This weekend while mowing the lawn I found that several branches of my mulberry bush had bent flat onto the ground. Some still appeared healthy but others were wilted. It would seem that some animal had eaten all the bark

Posted in Fauna, Fibre harvesting, Gardening

Wild Blackberries

I was having a look at the creek behind our store to see how the heavy rain from the past few days had affected its level, and found a small patch of wild blackberries that were just starting to ripen.

Posted in Audrey, Flora, Gardening, Kevin, Lily

Things will be abuzz for me Saturday

This Saturday I’ll be attending a one-day workshop on beekeeping. Audrey saw a notice posted at KwartzLab about upcoming workshops, and, since I clearly don’t have enough hobbies to keep me busy, I thought I would give it a go.

Posted in Gardening, Kevin, KwartzLab, Monotype Composition Caster

Early gardening

My rhubarb is once again growing amazingly large. This plant has a long history. I first met it in the back yard of the house I grew up in. When it was there it benefited from annual feeding in the

Posted in Fibre harvesting, Gardening, Lily