Category Archives: The Garden

mulch, weeds and

An update on the bees. Last fall Dad got it into his mind that he wanted to hire a tree service to clean up the line of cedars along the driveway. He, and sometimes I, had been working on cleaning … Continue reading

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garden 2012

Saturday was a beautiful, and occasionally, hot day at the farm. After a filling breakfast at the farm, the kids and I headed to the Durham Farmer’s Market to buy tomato plants. This is the first time I had been … Continue reading

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no farm time :(

So the press of life has kept the farm time to a minimum for the past six weeks.  I am really into withdrawal. Have managed a few short visit for a couple of hours. I haven’t even had time for … Continue reading

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tomatoes caddyshack

No, this posting is not about using a variety of means, including high explosives, to rid the garden of gophers.  In fact the good news is that the cinder blocks, used to cover the “groundhog crawl under places” in the … Continue reading

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peppers

Irene is coming through NC today.  Here in Raleigh it is just wind and rain.  Nothing too bad.  We lost power for an hour, but had the generator kick in.  The internet was out for several hours.  I suspect the … Continue reading

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tomato time!

If there is no other reason to plant a garden than for fresh tomatoes, that is more than justification enough for the effort. There is absolutely nothing as good as tomatoes fresh from the garden. It must be a small … Continue reading

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organic soil

We had brought in a few pick-up truck loads of old horse barn muck out for the garden: saw dust, manure, straw. It seemed to help but when I went down the path of raised beds I thought we would … Continue reading

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cypress lumber

During the summer of 2009, I started looking for a truck and a trailer. I anticipated needing to haul the tractor to be service. I was able to find a 1997 8 cylinder Chevy long bed truck with a crew … Continue reading

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garden 2010

Recall that I was left to ponder a solution to sloping beds, an irrigation system with adequate pressure and a way to isolate the beds in hopes of maintaining a weed/grass barrier after our garden 2009 adventures. My general solution … Continue reading

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garden 2009

We had the fence for the garden up in January 2009. The next step was to prepare the beds. Dad had toured some farms in New England on one of his travels. He had a beautiful picture of beds that … Continue reading

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