GARDEN IN JULY

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Comments(12)

  1. Christine says:

    Wow, so beautiful! Have a good weekend! C

  2. Christine says:

    Wow, so beautiful! Have a good weekend! C

  3. Nuno says:

    Wow Lush:

    adj., lush·er, lush·est.

    Having or characterized by luxuriant vegetation.
    Abundant; plentiful. Extremely productive; thriving.

  4. Nuno says:

    Wow Lush:

    adj., lush·er, lush·est.

    Having or characterized by luxuriant vegetation.
    Abundant; plentiful. Extremely productive; thriving.

  5. Sinfonian says:

    Exactly how I imagined it would look. Green as far as the eye can see! Amazing.

    I’m curious how your water consumption is during the peak growing season when nature doesn’t provide much. I know you use your clay pot irrigation, which helps tremendously, but all that growth takes a ton of water.

    I can’t fathom how busy you all are, thank you for continuing to share despite the trials of the day.

  6. Sinfonian says:

    Exactly how I imagined it would look. Green as far as the eye can see! Amazing.

    I’m curious how your water consumption is during the peak growing season when nature doesn’t provide much. I know you use your clay pot irrigation, which helps tremendously, but all that growth takes a ton of water.

    I can’t fathom how busy you all are, thank you for continuing to share despite the trials of the day.

  7. Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

    We don’t live in the city or urban area in the least. We are out in the country on 5 acres.. 4 of which are wooded. The other acre is comprised of our home, the outbuilding, chicken coop and run and raised beds, garden area, and herb garden.

    After spending some time reading your journal the last few weeks, you’ve inspired me to go toward our goal of more edible landscaping, etc. I already do home preserving via canning, dehydrating, freezing, and root cellaring. I’m pushing my goal to do more in that area as well as our garden provides (which is bigger this year and is still growing in size).

    So thank you for an inspiring journal. My husband is even happy that I’m now on board of working toward the more sustainable lifestyle that he has been talking about the last year or so. I just couldn’t grasp what he was wanting to do with our property until I saw the photos of y’all’s property throughout the journal and watched a few videos. Truly inspiring for not only urban dwellers but those of us in the countryside too.

  8. Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

    We don’t live in the city or urban area in the least. We are out in the country on 5 acres.. 4 of which are wooded. The other acre is comprised of our home, the outbuilding, chicken coop and run and raised beds, garden area, and herb garden.

    After spending some time reading your journal the last few weeks, you’ve inspired me to go toward our goal of more edible landscaping, etc. I already do home preserving via canning, dehydrating, freezing, and root cellaring. I’m pushing my goal to do more in that area as well as our garden provides (which is bigger this year and is still growing in size).

    So thank you for an inspiring journal. My husband is even happy that I’m now on board of working toward the more sustainable lifestyle that he has been talking about the last year or so. I just couldn’t grasp what he was wanting to do with our property until I saw the photos of y’all’s property throughout the journal and watched a few videos. Truly inspiring for not only urban dwellers but those of us in the countryside too.

  9. Anais says:

    Thanks for the comments, glad you enjouyed the latest picture posts.

    Sinfonian: Thanks for your question. As for how much water we use: For an entire year our water bills is about $600 and that includes personal use (bathing, toilets, washing) I’ll have to break that up in terms of gallons. This year Pasadena will be raising water rates, so we are doing our best to conserve.

    The clay pots helps, but more importantly is improving the soil, mulching, multi story planting and more.

  10. Anais says:

    Thanks for the comments, glad you enjouyed the latest picture posts.

    Sinfonian: Thanks for your question. As for how much water we use: For an entire year our water bills is about $600 and that includes personal use (bathing, toilets, washing) I’ll have to break that up in terms of gallons. This year Pasadena will be raising water rates, so we are doing our best to conserve.

    The clay pots helps, but more importantly is improving the soil, mulching, multi story planting and more.

  11. Kathy Webster-Link says:

    I have been working my way through your site as time allows. What an inspiration you are!

    My husband and I live on 11-1/2 beautiful wooded acres in middle Tennessee. 2 acres is a spring fed lake/pond, then the house, the garage/shop and one outbuilding we call the pavillion (it has a roof, a concrete floor and a fireplace that used to be an outdoor grill). We are both in our 50’s and both work full time. He does masonry and I do secretarial work at a local hospital. Point being – we don’t have a lot of free time. I’ve finally convinced him to help me build a chicken coop, which we started this past weekend. He thinks I’m nuts! My plan is to put the coop near the spot that I intend to put the square foot garden and compost pile (he doesn’t know about those yet). He’s a big fisherman, so maybe when I suggest the worms in the compost pile, he’ll like that! I’ve posted my need for chickens on our freecycle site and hope to have some to occupy the coop as soon as it is finished. Then its full speed ahead to start the garden. Wish me luck!

    Your pictures of the meals you’ve prepared made me very hungry! Have you posted the recipes somewhere that I might find them?

  12. Kathy Webster-Link says:

    I have been working my way through your site as time allows. What an inspiration you are!

    My husband and I live on 11-1/2 beautiful wooded acres in middle Tennessee. 2 acres is a spring fed lake/pond, then the house, the garage/shop and one outbuilding we call the pavillion (it has a roof, a concrete floor and a fireplace that used to be an outdoor grill). We are both in our 50’s and both work full time. He does masonry and I do secretarial work at a local hospital. Point being – we don’t have a lot of free time. I’ve finally convinced him to help me build a chicken coop, which we started this past weekend. He thinks I’m nuts! My plan is to put the coop near the spot that I intend to put the square foot garden and compost pile (he doesn’t know about those yet). He’s a big fisherman, so maybe when I suggest the worms in the compost pile, he’ll like that! I’ve posted my need for chickens on our freecycle site and hope to have some to occupy the coop as soon as it is finished. Then its full speed ahead to start the garden. Wish me luck!

    Your pictures of the meals you’ve prepared made me very hungry! Have you posted the recipes somewhere that I might find them?

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