Splashing through the mud and the muck…

Even in the rain!

Can you guess what we did in the rain?

We pulled weeds in anticipation of our ‘Earth Boxes’!

Unfortunately, in our interest and care in our chicken egg hatching project we have seriously neglected the back patio.  I realised last night just how badly the weeds between the stones needed to be pulled. Growing to epic(ish) proportins, they have now become embarassing:

Oh, the shame... the horror!

Hannah found a grasshopper that wouldn’t leave her be, and abandoned Deliah and I to do the work

Dude, you're distracting our best weeder

Unfortunately, the rain has forced us back inside, but we can still work on setting up the boxes.  Right now both kids are getting cleaned up. I took a quick moment to take a few shots of what’s going on with our ceramic pot garden out front.

Despite discovering our garden had been infested with slugs… everything seems to be growing well

Slug attack! The peppers seem to be recovering

Romaine is looking good, had to pull quite a few leaves because of slug damage

Boston lettuce... at the insistance of a friend

Zucchini... ready to transplant today

Hopefully we will have photos of our pumpkins and zucchini moved into our boxes by day’s end.  Right now, we’re at the mercy of the rain.


About heather

We are organic eating, chocolate sneaking, homeschooling, book reading, knitting, playing, music loving, experimental tourists of life!
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3 Responses to Splashing through the mud and the muck…

  1. Pingback: Getting our hands dirty… «

  2. mandyz says:

    I find a good way to keep slugs off your food is to provide them with other food. They prefer dead stuff anyhow, do I leave the dried/fried etc leaves and flowers and old growth, etc at the bottom of the garden. Not sure if that would help with your earth boxes since you don’t have last year’s dead stuff.

    • We did set up a small cup of beer and a small cup of rice, the problem is in the front garden, where the pots are on the bed of dead leaves and such from the fall. Clearing that out will probably help, must get on that tomorrow

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