Lilly (2013-2016)

I think one of the greatest things about pets is that they are clueless to the world outside of our four walls. They don’t know a thing about a certain religious group that would like to see me dead. They know nothing of the events in Nice, Orlando, Dallas, wherever. They’ve never heard a thing […]

May 1, 2016 update

May 1st – the weather has been nearly perfect for garden growth.  We have been getting at least some rain on a regular basis, and we haven’t turned off too cold or hot.  We have had a stretch of lows in the 40’s which is a bit too cool to kick all the pepper plants […]

Hectic couple of weeks

Greetings from the Ewoldt Homestead.  The last couple of weeks have been very busy.  In late March or early April each year, I wonder why we put ourselves through the work of an extensive garden.  This year looked particularly bad for some reason.  But, after a couple of weeks of bed weeding, planting and pruning, […]

Wrapping up garden install

Tomatoes went in this afternoon.  I’ll take the time to note which ones we put in – we went with some exotics this year.  I’ve learned quite a few tomato growing tips over the last year and will be trying some new things.  Fingers crossed for a banner crop and some weather cooperation.  There are […]

Well, it’s a building…

It was kind of a bugger to put up, but it’s finished.  Mowers, a tiller and a variety of other garden tools are scattered around the back garden.  They haven’t had a home since remodel on the shop over a year ago.  Through most of the build, this really seemed like a flimsy structure, but […]

Active garden period

As one might expect.  We had another light freeze last night, but I’m sure it had little impact.  Saturday was a beautiful day with temperatures in the 70’s and relatively light winds.  With my father’s help, work started on the new lawn equipment shed.  This would not only have been impossible by myself, but I […]

Kitty pen

It wasn’t planned, but having completed the garden fence / primarily to keep the dogs out / it dawned on me that it could also keep a kitty in.  I have always felt bad about Lilly being an all indoor cat, especially when everyone else goes outside and she sits patiently at the door waiting […]

Button up Wednesday

A couple of projects reached the finish line.  First the garden fence.  The dogs started putting two and two together and it appeared as if Vegas was wondering how she will be able to access the tomatoes this year.  Duke just laid there looking at me as if to say, do you really think that […]