The Osage Orange tree is in the pasture and has many many Hedge Balls. I have put them all over the basement , garage, storage area's. I have been told that they will help to deter insects, spiders, critters !! So we will see what happens, I have them in the family room and still have box elder bugs ,but not nearly as many as last year.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
While in the garden yesterday, I checked the pepper plant , and this is what I found ! And there are several more small green peppers growing. I will have to cover the plant the next few nights as it is to get to freezing or close. Not that I will be able to save the plant but I think I will try. Only a few more tomatoes left, there are 2 pumpkin vines that are green, and a few carrots left to dig. Then my first garden is done. But I have learned a few things , and have decided what I might want to plant next year. I would guess this will be an ever changing project. More pepper plants next year, and beets.
Mars and I were out to harvest a " few" more tomatoes yesterday and on the way back to house look what we found ! A huge shelf mushroom. It is about 12 in. across. The base of it appears to be coming right out of the tree. I will keep an eye on it and see how big it will get. One of the wonders of fall.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Finally I have my pallet shelf. I took boards from one of the pallets, cleaned them and this past weekend, Jeff helped me or rather I helped him to nail and glue together. I have it in the 1/2 bath, and have put antique items on it. Old shaving mug, straight razors, brushes, a mustache coffee mug that was Grandpa Jacob Jungwirths. The straight razors ,shaving mug and brushes were my dads. Just fun to have these things out to look at.
Now the next several weekends I will need to get busy and get the garden cleaned off and ready for winter, and get the flower beds ready for winter. We have picked up walnuts and taken to the " walnut man", and we have more ready to take again.