My current home doesn't have a verandah but I'd like it to! A long porch surrounding the entire house. With a porch swing, potted blueberry plants, and a long strong dog laying at my feet. The sweet smell of lrosemary and freshly-turned soil wafting across my yard. The chickens clucking contentedly as they scratch for goodies in the fertile dirt. Knowing we have a full root cellar, trees in the orchard about to drop their bounty, and soup made all from hand-picked harvests bubbling in the crockpot. Heaven.

Please move with me over to my current blog, www.rosemary-ridge.blogspot.com ... thank you!

Wind. Again.

Yes, it's me again, talking about the wind. Yesterday was really bad, not just here but all around the Denver, Colorado area. Downed trees. Hail damage to cars, homes, and even lawn chairs. Newly planted veggie gardens destroyed. Non-flying critters flying. Even part of our roof has flown the coop, so to speak.

Hubby and I had a nice long talk last night, and we decided that we can't possibly do all we wanted to do on our property ... not with this wind. Neighbors say it's the worse they've seen. Don't expect it to get better. Etc.

So ... we're rearranging where things will be planted (more in the fenced backyard, and not much elsewhere, except for trees and bushes (perennials). Maybe if we redouble our efforts for income, we'll be able to afford two greenhouses by October or so. That will help us grow what we need for consumption while leaving the open space for more nut and fruit trees and bushes.

Hubby's off until next Tuesday. I hope that will be enough time to:
-plant corn, sunflowers, amaranth, squash
-set up trellises we already have and plant our luffa seedlings by them
-get the potatoes in boxes outside
-finish the first chicken coop and get HP out there
-start/finish the second chicken coop and get a silkie there
-plant the holly bushes and various trees where I planned

See? Lots to do in 5 days. Especially since there's more wind expected. It's very hard to do anything in the gusts we experience up here.

At least we're flexible. Able to change our plan to fit the circumstance.

Hoping we can at least get the corn, holly and trees planted today.

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