2016 Harvest

Beans 14kg (30 lbs)
Blackberries 25kg (55 lbs)
Cucumbers 10kg (22 lbs)
Peppers 2kg (4 lbs)
Pears 13kg (28 lbs)
Potatoes 20kg (44 lbs)
Tomatoes 10kg (22 lbs)

Thursday, November 10, 2016

I'm not done yet

 It's been almost a month since my last post where I said that I've started deep digging my garden. Well in this month things haven't changed a lot. I'm still deep digging.
This autumn has been very difficult. Every week we have at least 4 days with rain so I'm catching a day or two a week to deep dig. Soil is terrible wet so it's making my job even harder.
On top of everything this week rain situation changed and we got our first snow.

I still have 1/3 of the garden to finish, I haven't harvested my cabbages and kale and I still have to clean the leaves. But with all this rain and snow I doubt I will be able to finish everything before New year. I'm afraid this will be first time in almost a decade that my garden will not be finished in time.

On the good side we managed to save enough hay for this winter. Also we finally finished preparing woods for this winter. 10m3 of woods should be enough until March or April and then we'll need to get some more woods.

We'd get all at once but there's no room for more at the moment. My garage and work shed are completely full.

 Luckily the snow didn't last long so I caught few hours of sun today to deep dig another part of the garden. Tomorrow we'll get more rain so that's it for this week.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

What do to when it's raining? Upcycle old sofa cushion

Rain and cold have been keeping us in the house since Monday. There is not much to do right now, except for usual housework so I'm trying to keep myself busy with new little projects.

My dogs also hate this kind of weather. Srecko spends his days on my bed, but also he likes to sleep under my desk while I work. I was trying to find a solution to keep him from sleeping on the floor and finally few days ago I came up with a solution. I had some leftover sofa cushions that I wasn't using. I found one that was perfect size and Srecko seemed to like it. But my little devil started chewing his new bed so I had to do something to stop him from ruining it. I found a piece of fabric I had stored in my wardrobe and decided to fix his new bed.

After removing the old cover, I placed new protective fabric over the foam, then fixed the old cover and dressed it in new cover. I though about throwing the old cover but Srecko likes to chew everything that is soft and spongy so leaving the old one seemed like a good idea, just to make his job harder.

New cushion was placed back in the place of the old one and it looked good under the table.

But it seems that Srecko doesn't like it. He sniffed whole bed, gave me an angry look and left. He wasn't on it since. I'm hoping he will return to the bed when he stops being so angry at me :D