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from the Mt. Hood to Portland, Oregon areas and beyond

Friday, August 27, 2010

Going to California, Version 2010

Plans in our little family change. My husband and I are very indecisive people. Our vacation has changed a half a dozen times. A few weeks ago, we were going to California to visit a friend and my grandparents. Last week it was a tour of the Cascade Lakes. Yesterday it was camping. Now we are back to our original plan and will be heading out to California after a short stop in Prineville, OR to visit my Dad and other family. I cant wait!

Peace out, I'll be back in a week!!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Craving Vacation

Next week, I will be taking a short break on blogging because I will be on a much needed VACATION!!! I am craving a spot just like the one pictured. Nothing but trees, an old rustic picnic table, and a lake in the distance. My husband and I will be enjoying just that when we go camping for a few days next week. I cannot wait!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tomato Garden Test Results

The results are in! A few months back I posted about my Tomato Garden Test. Basically, I had purchased one of those Topsy Turvy tomato planters. I planted one tomato plant there, and another plant in my regular garden. I wanted to determine which method truly worked better.

The cherry tomato plant that I planted in my garden is about 4 ft high and is significanly spilling over the tomato cage I have supporting it. Branches have actually broken and been removed because of the number of fruit the plant has produced. At the present time, there are about 50 red ripe tomatoes just like the one pictured. I had a handful on my salad last night!!!

The topsy turvy plant is a barely living, yellowing, pathetic looking plant. It did produce 4 tomatoes. One of which has still yet to turn red.

The winner by a LANDSLIDE is the regularly planted in-the-ground plant. I suggest if you want to still try the ol' Topsy Turvy, ask around to the friends that tried it this year. They probably had similar results as me and would be happy to give up the contraption. Or just build your own by drilling a hole in the bottom of a bucket or plastic planter. That seems to work just the same!

Happy Gardening!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

A pleasant gardening surprise

When I was working in my garden a while back, I came across this pleasant surprise. I wonder how long this little frog made a home in my clay pots ;)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Blue Huckleberry

Saw this blue huckleberry plant and was instantly pulling out my camera. I think that blue huckleberries have to be rare in our area. I have personally never seen a plant. I always have seen the pink ones. These were just beginning to ripen. Huckleberries are some of my favorite berries. The sour flavor is like a time machine, it brings me right back to being a kid.