Monthly Archives: May 2009

Garden transformation and what we’re eating

I’ve gardened for years, but most of my gardening experience has been with ornamental (as opposed to edible) plants.  When we moved into our house in 2002, we knew the yard needed a lot of work.  We had no idea that … Continue reading

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Clothesline season, garden disappointments, and corn

A beautiful sunny weekend gave me the perfect opportunity to kick off the clothesline season for the year.  As I’ve previously written, our highest electricity usage happens on the weekends, which is when I do all the laundry. On a … Continue reading

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Mid-May planting: Beans, squash, cukes and melons

Sunday was a beautiful day to garden, which was great since I had a pretty long to-do list.  Above you can see one section of the garden.  The far raised beds are planted with raspberries.  The raised bed in the … Continue reading

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Green power! Get with the program

Last summer, we joined the Green Power Program at Puget Sound Energy. The Green Power Program allows energy customers to buy and add into the system energy from green energy sources (wind, solar, biomass and landfill gas). It’s a good … Continue reading

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Baby chicks, take two

After our first baby chicks met a sad fate, we decided to try again.  Here you can see our four new baby chicks:  three Golden Sex Links and one Golden Laced Wyandotte.  The chicks are now about a week old … Continue reading

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Photo album: Greenhouse in May and self-watering containers

Today, pretty much all my garden time was spent working on projects in the greenhouse. In spite of a weather forecast that predicted mostly cloudy weather today, it was really mostly sunny, making the greenhouse quite warm. I opened up the … Continue reading

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