Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Getting ready for winter

Well we have been busy doing a bunch of semi-uninteresting fall tasks. Now that the garden has done i've had a bit of time to reflect on the successes and the failures. probably won't grow peanuts again (see the one lonely peanut above), broccoli and basil did well, bumper crop of tomatoes once we moved them to the side of the house and also a lot of success with the peppers. Below are the teeny, tiny onions we reaped from the garden. so wee.


This past weekend i planted over 250 bulbs. Hopefully the squirrels won't get to all over them.

By far the biggest project we have been working on is the pergola and staining the fence. The pergola still has some finishing touches needed so hopefully we can finish that up before winter. We are planning on growing grapes and/or hops next year on the pergola. As for the fence, we didn't really want the fence to go gray just yet so we spent many days staining it. In 6 years when it is supposed to be redone, we are just going to leave it.

One nice thing about the staining is that we did the deck going up to the backdoor so now it all matches.

5 comments:

Gin said...

the pergola looks awesome!!! way to go guys, and those wee little onions are so cute

laehmc said...

love the photo's...
:-)

sinnlighet said...

So glad I stumbled on your lovely lovely blog today, it's always nice to find other blogger out and about on the net!

Agneta & Sweden

Laura said...

I love your back yard. It looks so cute. You guys are so green! love it!

zakcon said...

Personally, what I want more out of this blog is clandestine details about the life of Steve McHenry. I want to know what his favorite TV shows are, what he has been eating for breakfast, and how many three pointers he can hit in a row. Also, maybe put up some pictures of old friends would be a nice touch as well. All the best.