Part 7 – 2021 Garden: “A Gift from Nature”

This is part of gardening every year that teaches me patience. Every year, I cannot wait to see: First tomato bud Two more tomato buds Every day I look for progress. When the progress is not visible, I can get discouraged. I can think the garden is not going to work. That’s me needing to [...]

Part 6 – 2021 Garden: “Waiting, Waiting…Finally!”

Tomato plant flowering Total experiment this year! I’m not good with unknown variables. These starts began as seeds. Once the seed took, were transplanted a month ago as teeny tiny plants into our garden. I watched them like a hawk as though that would help them grow! Over the last month, we have had rain, [...]

Modified Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I have a recipe for chicken lettuce wraps prepared with a wok. I have made it several times. My daughter told me she prepared her chicken lettuce wraps mixture in her crock pot. That intrigued me. Crock Pot Chicken Lettuce Wraps Today, I modified my recipe and made my crock pot version of chicken lettuce [...]

Part 5 – 2021 Garden: “One Month In…”

It’s been one month since we put in our garden Newly planted garden - mid May 2021 It’s been one month. Originally, I was concerned about how small our starts were. Every morning I would check out our garden. As though my looking at the plants would make them grow! One Month Old Garden - [...]

Part 4 – 2021 Garden: “Finally…it’s Planting Time!”

We patiently waited due to overnight cold to plant our garden. These plants are an experiment, all started from seeds. Something we have not tried before. Two days ago we put it in! 2021 Garden Now it finally truly feels like Spring! Now we wait some more, water, nurture and tend our garden. Our Garden [...]

Part 3 – 2021 Garden: “It’s Almost Time”

We have been watering a tiny bit every day. We are so close to putting in our garden. Next weekend, is our target date. Our Experiment...the starts Garden just waiting to be filled Waiting does not come naturally for me. Gardening has taught me faith, hope & patience. #thepatientgardener

My Teeny Tiny Vase

Artsy Tiny Vase Door County has some of the most eclectic art pieces. I found this last Autumn. 1 stem, a little water...lasts for a long time. Beautiful sunshiny day! Spring is revealing itself on the tree buds, the newly green grass, buds popping up out of the ground. Everyone have a wonderful Easter weekend.

Part 1 – 2021 Garden: “The Starts”

As I get older I am discovering the value in every season. Right now it’s springtime. Now is the time to plant starts. The Beginning Springtime buds Seedlings budding! Emerging onion start We are trying an experiment...to create our garden from seed. To literally “start” our garden from seed. Our beans have not emerged yet. [...]

Part 5 – 2020 Garden Journal: “& That’s A Wrap!”

After Labor Day we know we are getting close to the end of the gardening cycle. The last 4 months we began, nurtured and waited in anticipation like new parents for the new growth and buds. We are nearing the time to dismantle the garden. “All good things come to an end” Home grown tomatoes [...]