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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 23 Entries.
Monday, February 12 View Page
Starting my diary a little late this year. This is about six weeks ago. My goal is to try to get on the master gardener list for the second time this year growing six of the seven categories. I am happy to be on "The A Team" in the tomato challenge for this year. I pity the fool who tries to beat our stacked team of Hayden "Face" Marv "Murdock" and me "B A Barracus" this season!!
Friday, March 23 View Page
I have almost finished the third melon bed. You can't really tell it but we had 2" of cold rain on Tuesday followed by 8" of snow Wednesday .... then it all melted yesterday. I worked late Monday spreading amendments on some of the beds so it worked out good for me to be able to add the last soil in the new bed this weekend. This is how Virginia weather is. This past month we have been missing the brunt of all the nor-easters going up the coast but getting all of that cold wind which I hope is gone for this season.
Wednesday, April 11 View Page
Lacey Jane loves the garden more than I do. Every hole I dig she has to stick her nose into it. I will usually find her laying in the shade after the real work starts though :) She will be 11 this September.
Thursday, April 12 View Page
Lacey doing work!
Saturday, April 14 View Page
Got the posts set and stretching some wire on the new patch
Monday, April 16 View Page
My decisions have been made. This is an exciting time of year!
Saturday, April 21 View Page
I scored some telephone poles on craigslist and with Sharon's help we got them set.
Wednesday, April 25 View Page
Sharon's office was our pre-season project this year.
Thursday, April 26 View Page
It only took me something like two years after she designed to start. At first she was very patient....but then it was more like no office = no pumpkin growing this year! What an evil woman!
Friday, April 27 View Page
I got this far before our trip to The Big Show
Saturday, April 28 View Page
We did some sightseeing while out west. This is where the Columbia river meets the Pacific Ocean; and Lewis and Clark's journey was completed. Oregon is on the left and Washington on the right with waves from the Pacific barely visible.
Sunday, April 29 View Page
I had many pictures of the beautiful Oregon landscape picked out to show.... but were taken on my phone and won't load(over 4MB)so I took a picture of a picture lol. Sharon took this and hung it in her new office. This is Cannon Beach and in the distance is Haystack Rock. There was an abundance of wildlife there, including Elk.
Monday, April 30 View Page
Sharon has moved in and I can move outside now!
Thursday, July 5 View Page
1501.5 Wagner
Sunday, July 15 View Page
1501.5 Wagner
Thursday, July 26 View Page
1501.5 Wagner
Thursday, July 26 View Page
2003 Lancaster
Thursday, July 26 View Page
2003 Lancaster. It took a while to get a set but there is some plant to push it.
Thursday, July 26 View Page
119.75 Rumancik
Thursday, July 26 View Page
226 Houston, 305 Mudd, 316 Dawson
Tuesday, August 28 View Page
I hope my teammates have strong shoulders!
Tuesday, August 28 View Page
#2 for the team challenge
Tuesday, August 28 View Page
scale info. Sorry Hayden and Marv we had some crappy weather here for tomatoes. And Congrats Hayden on your big ones!


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