Sunday, July 21, 2013

ID this weed?

ID this weed? by Dark Sky Photography
ID this weed?, a photo by Dark Sky Photography on Flickr.
Very low growing, tiny plant, but very thickly established. I smell flowers when I'm standing among these so I assume these are the ones I smell, which are very sweet smelling. If it wasn't overtaking my veggie garden I'd be really impressed. Pretty little plant. What is it?

Via Flickr:
Very low growing, maybe 4" tall, "thickly settled". Much smaller than it looks here. Really pretty actually.

Friday, July 19, 2013

My garden.

CayenneMoth (?)PondWoodchuck Hole'chuck holeWoodchuck hole
ShallotsStrawberry bedPeppermint blooming(Trying to remember the name of it)IMG_1876Part of the tomato section
Broken tomato plant (my bad)Owl keeping watch.ID this weed?Overwhelmed with weeds.

Garden 2013, a set on Flickr.
Got to get down and dirty (and sweaty, sunburnt and bug-bit) to rescue this garden.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Happy Saturday!

I'm actually posting on Saturday! How 'bout that?

Not sure if you noticed or not, but I added a new link in the links section. I have finally gotten my website for Dark Sky Photography up and running.

I guess if you follow me anywhere else, you probably already know about it, but as I started to write this today I noticed it's one of the only places I haven't announced it. Since i wasn't really sure sure what I'd be writing about I said to meself - "Self", I said, "that's something I could mention in today's blog."

So check it out if you haven't already even if you already have. lol. I'm trying to keep it active with updates, plus it isn't really 100% complete so there will often be something new.


Well I'm getting ready to have a buffalo chicken quesedilla and rice pilaf for supper. Mmmm.

Happy Saturday and I hope you have a good weekend!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Groovy Afternoon


Video clips I took of Groovy Afternoon, a great classic rock band that takes you on a road trip to Woodstock, at the Onset Summer of Love Concert Series!
* These are unedited clips (some of them only stopped recording because the batteries died) - not complete songs. *
Warning: from the third video on, I moved closer to the stage and the volume was tremendously increased!! You'll definitely notice it, especially if you're wearing headphones.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Woodchucks, Groundhogs, etc. Stay the "chuck" outta the garden!

So there was a mix of compost, soil, rocks, old vegetation, etc. in my wheelbarrow and it had collected water and in the heat of maybe a week it brewed a foul smelling "tea". I know that liquid probably would've been good to water plants with and the rest could go back into the compost but I was feeling generous.

Since the woodchucks had feasted on more stuff I apparently planted for them in the garden, I thought they should have the "tea" to go with it, so I dumped it in the chuck-hole nearest the garden. Then as an afterthought, I also dumped most of the sludge in too.

Hope they enjoy.

Stay the "chuck" outta the garden!

Actually, there's a free bonus woodchuck if you act now.

But I really need to work on a couple areas of the fence. Then I'll work on their ability to climb over it. I can't afford electric fence right now.

Stay tuned.

Update:
I have now on three occasions met up with a tiny bunny webbit IN the garden. So small in fact that he/she runs right through the standard garden fencing (2x3 openings I think) with no problem. I assume he/she has been doing much of the nibbling out there, as it seems the woodchuck does more massive destruction. So I'll have to set up my trail-cam and see who's doing what and maybe figure out where they get in (well, there's no stopping the bunny without some investment in rabbit fencing.
Anyone have any ideas for repelling the critters - safe and non-lethal - please add a comment. I've read mothballs doesn't help.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013