Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hi to all of my friends and fellow gardeners.
Wow, does time fly. I have been here in Az for over 3 months. Tomorrow I am headed home to Colorado. Time to start thinking about the garden and get those seedlings ready to plant as soon as the snow is off the Ute mountain. It has been a hard winter at home and I have found out the deer did a number on my Australian Pine trees, ouch!
The Az. desert is in bloom and it is beautiful. Really gives me spring fever.
My sheep are about to give birth. I will post photos ASAP. My friends in Cortez have 7 ewes and within 3 days they have 18 more lambs. Mary need a little lamb??????????
I will keep you posted on how many mine have as soon as they come. So please check back soon.
Think spring.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Planet Green

A friend of mine sent this link to me. I thought you might enjoy it too. There is a wealth of information here. I hope you enjoy it too.
Think Green, Think Spring.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Spring Fever

Hi all,

Wow, do I have spring fever! I can almost feel it in the air and since I am still in Az, and it's actually raining, I can't wait to get back home and start my garden. The problem is, it's going to be snowing there for the next three days. SOOOOOOOO, I guess it may still be a while before I see any seedlings popping their heads out of the ground. I can dream though, sigh.
I am heading home to Colorado the first week in March and leaving this lovely weather behind. It has been a great winter with warm temps and beautiful blue skies.
I hope you are all ready for the planting season. Go back through some of my previous posts for some great info to help you out this season. Let me know what you think and how they are working for you.
Think Spring

Friday, January 2, 2009

Organic Gardening

I like to buy organic vegetables and fruits, but when I go to the store and look at the prices I cringe. Hear what I am saying? I thought so. Do you know how much better they are for you?
Have you tried to grow your own? It doesn't take much time and you can tailor your garden to the space you have, even if you only have a balcony or patio. Have you thought about container planting for your veggies if you have limited space. Some of you have an area in your garden that would be perfect, just look at it. Others have huge areas that may even require getting that tractor out. What ever your size think ORGANIC. Chemical free, vitamin rich, fresh natural foods. Organic grown foods are found to be much higher in antioxidants (up to 40%). We know that antioxidants help reduce stress and in these days and times, who doesn't have some stress in their lives. Plus the added benefit of being outdoors and the satisfaction of watching your plants grow. You also get to show them off to your friends and family, but the best of all is the harvest. So go to the link below and get started.
Click Here!

Grape Growing System

Ok, Enough about sheep for a while ( at least until the lambs come in the spring : )).
Let's talk about grapes. Do you like to eat them or maybe go a little farther and make your own wine? No matter what you do with them, first you need to grow them.
There is nothing like going out and picking your own home grown grapes.
Whether you are starting for the first time or have experience growing grapes, here is a system to follow for the best results you have seen.
Click Here!
Happy harvest.

Exotic Sheep

I have updated my facebook with some really interesting links to exotic sheep that I have. The Texas Dahls and Royal Whites all are hair sheep. The Royal Whites are the first new breed of sheep in the U.S. in 20 years. They are a cross between St. Croix and White Dorpers, both have hair instead of wool. They are pure white in color. So go to my facebook page and check it out.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Glendale Xeriscape Garden

WOW, It's amazing what you can find if you really look at the phone book. As you know I am in Peoria, Az. for the winter. The town next door is Glendale. They have a Xeriscape Botanical Garden, how cool is that. I am going to go see it after the new year celebrations. I'll post some photos for you to see. Let's all make an effort to conserve water starting today. The best place to do that is in your own garden and landscaping. Here is a link in case you would like to check it out. Happy New Year and thanks for reading my blogs.