2013 Christmas Party

During the month of December the weather fluctuated from 80’s to the 32’s F.  This last dry spell of frost damaged the tomatoes, quiano, marigolds, radishes, squash; however, the artichokes, lettuce and apple trees thrived.  As brown and lifeless as the garden may look currently, January will bring hope to all new seeds and transplants.

As in all life winter is a time for rest for some and we must respect the ways of nature.

Enjoy the Holidays and welcome in a bright New Year.

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This entry was posted on December 24, 2013. 2 Comments

Thanksgiving 2013

Middle of November and what do we have but Strawberries and Raspberries to sell.  As a fundraiser for the garden Driscoll and Edward Porrez donated berries for the garden group “B” to sell. Here are some pictures of the event.  Over $270.00 was raised.  Also sold were homemade cookies, which went like hotcakes.

bake and berry sale

bake and berry sale

shed cleaners

garden helpers

garden helpers

proud of garden

proud of garden

This entry was posted on November 19, 2013. 9 Comments

The Volunteers

The students who helped out at the fruit stand :

 

Tatiana, Emily, Tristan, Jathsenny, Drew, Nathan, Taylor and Elise.  Lady in charge Kelly Van Allen.may 2013 p.g garden 025

This entry was posted on June 4, 2013. 2 Comments

Baby Blue Bird & Waxworms and Molasses

Mr. and Mrs. Blue Bird had their babies.  With waxworms supplied by Pets Mart the new parents are actively feeding their young.  Born roughly May 21st, the cheeping can be heard when one places their head near the birdhouse and knocks “hello”.

The corn is growing by the hour and the rhubarb’s leaves are forming to be large, green, almost heart shape globes.

An interesting application was done by two groups of  Mrs. Van Allen’s 5th grade science class. Molasses was mixed with water in a hand pump sprayer and applied to the strawberries and corn.  “Slow as Molasses.” was a quote by one of the students.  Well, the lesson was what is good for us can be good for the plant.   Molasses is high in Iron, Nitrogen, Potassium and Sulfates.  So, the strawberries had their morning syrup which made the kids hungry and ready for pancakes.

Now tell me are these young people the smartest and cutest things you have ever seen?

Kayla, Karli, Elise, Emily, Tiffany, Blake, Atahan, Elizabeth, Delanie, Jacob, Adam, Angelica, Alyssagroup examining waxwormtiffany, blake,  atahan

 

 

kayla, kari, elisa, elmily molasses spray

 

 

 

up close at waxworm, food 4 baby blue bird

 

This entry was posted on May 27, 2013. 1 Comment