Thursday, May 31, 2012

We Are Blessed - Garden - Circular Movement - Moon

This morning, I decided to cut the grass and cleanup the property, we had no real damage from the storms other than our corn lying down, our garbage can blew over, and a few branches were down on the property.  We were definitely blessed when those storms passed.


My poor above ground garden boxes desperately need help. Initially I used bamboo poles in the garden boxes to hold up the bird netting.  When the storms went through all the bird netting was ripped off the garden boxes.  Bulldog Man seen the frustration on my face and cut several of the 1x2’s we had picked up earlier from Home Depot.  He screwed the 1x2’s in each corner of all my garden boxes as stable posts to hold up bird netting.  On the larger garden box, he ran a complete 1x2 length-wise on the top of two sides for additional support. 
While Bulldog Man was attaching the 1x2’s, I was pulling up the remnants of kale (it was not growing, bad seeds) and transplanted 5 tomato plants in place of the kale. 
Notice on the large garden box an additional support running length wise in the middle of back.  Bulldog Man placed this to support the corn that blew over and was lying flat when the storms came through.  I have to say, Bulldog Man is wonderful in the garden.  Shhhh, don’t tell him, it may go to his head, lol. 
Back side of corn & complete view of large above ground garden box


Front side of corn
Green Chile plant growing like an octopus
Here are several pictures of the clouds forming circular movement during the start of the storms just over our house. 







Here is a picture of the moon beaming over the top of us tonight.

14 comments:

  1. Those are some scary looking clouds .. keep safe (and sane :)

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  2. Mrs. Mac, They were scary clouds, we try to keep safe with every storm that runs through here. As for the sane, hmmmm.....I've gotta be crazy to live in this area that always has tornadoes, lol

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  3. Bulldog man did a great job, Sandy - no worries - i won't tell him - bahahahah! those are some seriously scary looking clouds - yikes! are there more storms coming?

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Good, I'm glad you won't tell Bulldog Man, LOL!!!!!
      They were serious clouds. Emphasis on the "were", the weather is so much better. Now were just expecting rain :-)

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  4. On boxes the chicken wire fencing with the plasticized covering is more expensive, but I find it easier to take on and off, and lasts a long time. I used the deer/bird netting for larger walk around spots.

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    1. True the chicken wire with plasticized covering would have worked better, but I had bird netting left and thought let me use that before I go and buy more stuff. I did staple the back and left the sides and bottom open using ties and pins for easy access.

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  5. In Indiana I had a hard time growing corn (it would mold), green peppers (bunnies love the first shoots) and tomatoes (birds eat tomatoes? Who knew?) But the day I was driving home and saw my spare corn kernels had blown into the neighbor's ditch and was growing gallantly, I could have run over it.

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    1. The first year, we grew corn a tornado shreaded the plants. The second year, we grew corn the 20 somethings from down the way came on our property and thought it would be a wonderful idea to totally destroy our corn. Now, the third year we have a fence all around our garden and we have supported the corn totally. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the weather and human beings leave my corn along!! Yes birds love the green leaves on the tomato plant and the tomatoes. Funny how corn likes to grow where you don't want it to grow :-)

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  6. Sandy, I like the idea of 'permanent' posts. Think I'll add a couple of them to mine. The little flimsy wire cages do fine for the shorter plants but the couple of tomato plants that are taller than that are leaning over and I'm afraid if a tomato ever does decide to form on any of those hight spots, they will bend and break. But, no real worry on the tomatoes forming. Still having blooms just fall off.

    Stay safe.

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    1. DFW,
      My husband was going to make me these spiral cages but forgot. I may have to remind him for my tomatoes in buckets. Check this out ...... http://curlytomatocage.com/
      They look easy enough to make yourself.

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  7. Friends of mine who don't live in the midwest are always asking me why I live somewhere with tornadoes. They just cannot wrap their head around purposely living somewhere that a giant cloud can come down and swoop them away. Hah!

    Your corn looks amazing, though. I hope you are able to keep everything safe from future storms.

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    1. Prairie Cat,

      My friends have the same problem, they think we should just drop everything and leave, lol. Life just doesn't work that way for us. We are here,in the dead center of tornado alley and we will be here for a while. I hope it tastes as amazing as it looks at harvest time.

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  8. Hi! Sandy thanks for joining my blog. I will post a link for here on my next post. You are a photog indeed. You got the eye. Nice pics. Honored to join your site.

    the Mohave RAt

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    1. Hi There Mohave Rat,
      Thank you for the compliment and joining my blog as well my friend.

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