A Little Pruning (Inside and Out) – Summer Vacation Day 13/70

Still cloudy and cold, I think the east coast is stealing all of the sunshine – although I think they would love to send a bit out west if they could.  I decided to do a little purging of the coat closet and garage in the morning, sending my fabulous husband and youngest off with…

A Flood of Tomatoes – Summer Vacation Day 8/70

Last night, when we picked up the reclaimed produce, there was a virtual avalanche of tomatoes.  I think I counted about 50 of them.  All of the Roma’s went into the dehydrator for drying and the rest (about three pounds) were turned into Tomato Jam this morning.  I ended up getting 4 half pints from…

Spring Pruning of the Raspberries

We’ve had such a wet spring in the Pacific Northwest that I am really behind on all of my winter and spring pruning and gardening.  We finally had two days in a row in the seventies and when I walked by the garden I noticed the sad state of our raspberry bed. When I got…

Spring Pruning of the Grapes

I started some of the pruning this afternoon with the grape vines.  I might be too late, but I thought it would be better late than never.  I pruned each spur from the main runner back to two buds.   couple of times I sunk into the muck past my ankles but the grape looks…