Part 4: 2022 Garden – Autumn Harvest Done – Bye Bye Garden!

I could have written more articles; our garden was amazing this year! What a blessing! The picture below is what we gathered after taking out the garden. This amount is a little more than what we were getting on a weekly basis, it kept us busy! We blanched many tomatoes. My husband is retired, so [...]

Lunching with My Sisters

A Table with “A View” You know how Covid made it difficult to gather? Today, my sisters and I got together for lunch. I have four sisters...I am the middle one. Maybe it's like "What is the big deal?" We do not live near one another. Gathering requires a little logistics and planning. I have [...]

Part 2: 2022 Garden – The Garden is Taking Off!

I have been waiting this year to post. I’m learning I get impatient, so I post even though I should wait. This year…I waited. My mother always told me, “patience is a virtue.” 2022 Garden Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce New Garden Trellis for Bush Beans 2022 Tomatoes Up Close & Personal Tomatoes Seeing all the [...]

Part 10 – Ankle Injury: Fully Released & Functioning!

On May 18th, I had my last doctor appointment. At that time, I had another x-ray taken and my ankle looks good. My doctor is pleased with my progress! I am heading in the right direction. Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1st, I will be officially released from the doctor. I continue with physical therapy. Why? I [...]

Mother’s Day…Brunch, Flowers & Family

I am so blessed to have a wonderful family that acknowledges me on Mother's Day! This year they bought the brunch and flowers to me! Mother's Day Bouquet The above bouquet was part of my Mother's Day present. My daughters made brunch which consisted of: Quiche, homemade coffeecake & whipped cream for berries with mimosas. [...]

Hydroponics Update

I wanted to provide an update about our Hydroponics Garden. We saw growth and buds. Eventually after many flowering buds, we did get a few small green tomatoes. The plants were growing, but the flowering buds were not producing any tomatoes. The PVC pipe size was small and my husband could see the roots were [...]

Part 1 – 2022 Hydroponics: Do Setbacks Lead to Success?

I have been #thepatientgardener waiting for a progress report on our Hydroponics. Here is what is going on: The Setbacks: we have had a few green beans. We have a few tomato flowering buds that will look promising than dry up. We removed our lettuce it wilted. Hydroponic Tomato Bud Successes: My husband has been [...]

Part 11 – 2021 Garden: “That’s a Wrap!”

Today, five months after starting our garden it came down. Beautiful crisp autumn day for this activity. Season’s Over We were able to get some more tomatoes before disposing of everything. That’s always a plus! Tomato Harvest A bounty Always a little sad to take it down. Every year we learn something new…what worked, what [...]

Year End Garden & Hydroponics

It is warm & humid so our garden is continuing to grow. I remember several years ago pulling out the garden mid September. Vegetables are still producing. We are at the end of our growing season but will take all the extra vegetables we can! I dice the tomatoes & freeze them for soups or [...]

Praying the Rosary

I was raised Catholic, very active at church. I know I learned about the rosary, but I never prayed the rosary, so therefore I did not know how the rosary is prayed. I have heard the recommendation over the years, “Pray the Rosary!” I did not know how. I have not pursued this desire to [...]