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Farm Progress

Hi Folks,

Well, it’s Sunday, time for a farm report. Writing discussion is on Wednesday, but you knew that already. Okay, on with it.

This year has seen a disastrous cold July that has held the gardens back if not ruined them completely. Fortunately, mine is showing signs of recovery. I won’t manage anything near the harvest I had hoped for, but there will be a harvest.

The peas and beans are showing promise, so are the potatoes, beets, radish, turnips, and carrots Could be good if the weather holds.

This crazy thing is a strawberry spinach. You eat the red berries, not the leaves. Doesn’t taste like strawberries and I like the green leaf spinach better. Won’t bother with it next year.

We had our first salad from the garden today. Yummie. Hoping for lots more soon.

I cut some willow poles for the climbing beans today as well. They’re starting to want to climb up to get a look at the world.

Even the flower garden is recovering.

Well, that’s about it for today. Maybe by next week there will be serious progress to report. Until then, may your garden grow tall and green.

Don’t forget to drop by on Wednesday for the writing session. 🙂


News From Down on the Farm

Hi Folks,

I promised an update of the farm efforts and here I am. Things have slowed down from an expansion standpoint. On the other hand, everything is growing nicely. That darn rhubarb seed stalk is now over seven feet tall.

I have gathered poles from the bush behind the house to use as pea poles. I’ve stuck them in the ground. I will wait until the peas are climbing well before I show you a picture.

Now that everything is starting to grow, I have a bit of time to write as we wait for the next step in food production. Things have been going well on the writing front too. Lady Blue continues to sell well, Immortal Tigress has just been re-released, and thanks to a few rainy days the sequel to Tigress is coming along nicely.  Life is good.


Okay, is today the first day of the round? Cool. So, goals. Long range goal is to finish the first draft of Shapeshifter during this round. Short term goals, about 2500 words per week or better should be just what I need. Anyway, that’s the target. Wish me luck.

May all your days be blessed

Alien Seed Pod

Hi Folks,

It’s time for another progress report from the farm. Last week saw us with nasty weather, plus a birthday and a wedding, so the farm sort of had to look after itself for a while. That’s one joy of no livestock. You can take a day off if necessary.

So, what did they do without me? Well, here’s the alien seed pod pretending to be a rhubarb. I’m 5’11” and that is nearly up past my ears. Wow.

Everything is well up now and tonight, once it cools off, I will spend considerable time watering and fertilizing. Actually, I’m just the union labor. Here’s a pic of my supervisor taking the situation to the board.

So, that’s all for today, but I should have more to report in a few days. Until then, may your days be blessed with sunshine and happy smiling people.


The Greenhouse Rises

Hi folks,

Here we are back on the farm. Last week it snowed a bit, but didn’t stay. On the brighter side we were all excited when a friend brought us a pick-up truck load of horse manure. Doesn’t take a lot to make a farmer happy, right? tee hee

Another sign of progress is the greenhouse. We popped it together fairly quickly out of scraps and a few boards. It’s not pretty, but should do the job.

under construction
Ready for business

Oh, and the mighty rhubarb plant is up in sheer defiance of the cold and snow.

ROW80 Check-in

Last week didn’t see a lot of progress on the WIP, but I did finish the fixes, read throughs, and re-writes that I had on my to do list. I’m calling that a win.

Since we have begun converting our huge unsightly lawn into a working farm, my writing time has been somewhat curtailed. I’m aiming for only a thousand words a week until the work load slows down a bit.

Wishing you all sunny days and nights of warm rains