Saturday, June 18, 2011

the garden

Greenhouse stuff went in around mid-May. I decided to expand operations a bit this year with some raised beds planted Memorial Day Weekend (moose be damned!)

The usual "Siberian" veggies: Cabbage, onion

Tomatoes cukes and herbs in the greenhouse as usual to avoid that sudden Fairbanks mid-summer frost!

mixed arugula, lettuce, cress, beet greens, and more carrots

We're trying out a "potato condo" by stacking frames as the plants grow

Meanwhile life goes on. A lesser yellowlegs makes a home in Simon's still-submerged yard

Look Ma, no rain!

The Poet's Corner

a white-faced dragonfly

and of course, Lassie and the Mcloughlin Group are chillin and checking things out

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Spring/Summer so far

the Royal Moat at Kiwi Castle

The Hastings Fire

and the Moose Mountain Fire so close to home that scared the bejeezus out of me!

canning spruce tips

And the usual dreary life we have a stone's throw from Siberia: