Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Moose on the loose

Winter this year is pretty reach in snow at our place.  At this point we have close to two feet on the ground. Last weekend we use snow shoes to take dogs for walk as we just got fresh delivery of about 5-8" of snow.  In addition to lots of snow, we had this moose becoming fixture in our back yard.  Actually, this animal is big and dangerous, it chased our dog and it was lucky to survive and it is not a small dog, it is german shepherd.  We are getting tired being awake by alerting dogs in the middle of the nigh whn moose stands in front of the window and nibble on shrubs.
I guess he is here to stay until conditions improve and he will finds other source of food under the snow.
In terms of garden, we have ordered seeds and expect to receive those in the next couple of days.  We will start indoor nursery around mid month, in preparation for planing in the hoop tunnels.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Winter is here and to stay I think

We have got winter weather for past week.  It was interesting as previous Saturday it was +23 deg C, following Saturday we had -23 deg. C.  So Swing of 46 deg in one week.  Some people were reminiscing of one day in 1989 whee temp  swing of 20+ degrees in 4 hrs.  That is the nature of living at high elevation.  Garden is tucked away till next spring, including planting garlic.  X-country ski season is open!

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Photo Update

Today, having nice day and phone camera handy I am providing photo update from the garden, including tunnels.
Tunnel #1
tomato and  cauliflower, not to mention lettuce
 Here is usual shot of rhubarb bush
 lettuce in tunnel #1, we have been consuming it for the past two weeks.
 Cauliflower plants doing very well

 Beans and peas in one of the plots
 Our first cucumber that I am going to harvest today
 .. and again different view
 .. we will eat this one for lunch

 Potato in full display.

Friday, 26 May 2017

First fruit ...

I can't believe it, but despite harsh conditions my cucumbers that I had to move to the "tunnel" so early, due to flowering, has produced first "offspring" this season (see picture). This is amazing so see it, as after transplantation, they did not look too promising.  Love to see this.  We have been eating fresh lettuce from our garden, fresh reddish and soon might have cucumbers.  Season looks good. The only issue, some of the tomatoes that I transplanted outside got a frost bite yesterday (0 deg) and only one might survive out of six.  It was calculated risk and will have to go and buy now new one to replace as the one that I am still growing (started too late) indoors might not cut it.

Wind Test ...

On Tuesday, my hoop tunnels underwent extreme wind testing and I am happy to say, it was success.  We had extreme weather conditions, strong winds and lots of (horizontal) rain and a bit of snow.  Wind was blowing all evening and night at speed between 40-80 km/hr, and with rain going at the same time, it was miserable weather.  Had to take dogs for short walk ion the evening and it was not fun at all.  The walk was rather speedy for that reason.  We needed the rain so everything is getting even greener.  almost everything in my garden has sprouted to life and it looks good.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

It is done!

I have completed seeding and planting my garden for this year.  Maybe small tweaks here and there are required but in general it is finished.  Things are looking good in the garden, my rhubarb is a good indicator as you can see below, it is doing well.

My tunnel is looking good, picture below is a bit old (week) and things look much bigger now.
And here my dog relaxing after hard day work.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Garden Update

Well, weather definitely has improved and it is hot, not kidding it was hot on a days, that i rushed to seed as much as possible and even planted potatoes, as ground is pretty worm.  I have been working hard to till (by hand ) all containers and seeding them.
My garlic that we planted last fall is out and growing like crazy. Lettuce in the tunnel will be ready for consumption in ten days or so.  Just in time as California bad weather this winter started to impact veggie price ( lettuce head goes for ~$5).  Can wait to eat healthy and tasty lettuce from our garden.

Still have few more things to seed and will be doing it over next few days.