Granny Pam

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Just a Little Post

| August 10, 2009

Wow, time flies when you are having fun! I bet you have heard that little line before. It seems like time is really flying around Granny and Papa’s house. We had very good luck with green beans in our little garden, and we’ve had our share of broccoli and zucchini. The tomatoes are coming on, […]


| July 24, 2009

We have been buried in green beans for the past couple of weeks. We’ve been canning them, a task I don’t mind at all. Picking, preparing, and canning beans is a labor intensive process. I use the time to think, plan and enjoy the outdoors. This was what my table looked like Wednesday. It took […]

New Trellis

| July 22, 2009

You might remember that Papa built me a new trellis this year. I really needed it, after the collapse of 2008. I have been watching the ascent of the Morning Glories all summer, they seem to grow a few inches each day. Yesterday, it looked like this:   The most interesting thing to me is […]

Will The Real Real Zucchini Bread Please Stand Up?

| July 15, 2009

>edfa year when the little kids visited during the summer, we ate zucchini bread for every snack, so it was understandable that they were disappointed when I didn’t offer them any this year. We got by with Jello and bananas for a few days, but it’s not the same. My problem, no zucchini yet. But, […]

Garden Progress

| July 1, 2009

I have a few garden photos, I find it interesting to compare the photos and see the progress. This one is from 6-20-09, you can see the zucchini is struggling, but the broccoli and cabbage are happy. The vining veggie to the right is spaghetti squash that D3 wanted to grow. Here is the same […]

Dry Weather

| June 10, 2009

There was rain in lower Michigan this week, but we were mostly missed. There is very little moisture in the soil, and the grass is burning out and going dormant. I spent a lot of time in the yard, but some things can’t be fixed with a little water from the hose. I did weed […]

Overdue for an Update!

| June 8, 2009

I guess I have been busy, very busy! My garden and flowers have eaten up a ton of time lately. If we don’t get some rain, they will continue to use up my time an energy. I can’t keep things watered, and watering isn’t the same as rain, we all know that. I have also […]

More Than Peas

| May 31, 2009

When it rained earlier this week, a few more of the veggies came up. I can see lettuce, radishes, zucchini, and cukes. The cabbage, broccoli and peas are pretty happy about the rain, too. You can see tomatoes, peppers, three rows of “little stuff, and the beginning of my bean rows on the far right. […]

Rain Helps

| May 30, 2009

This is no news flash, but just in case you didn’t know it, rain helps stuff grow. It works better than hose water, better than sprinkling can water, it just works better. Warm weather helps too. The peonies are finally open, quite a bit later than last year. You can see that the tulips are […]

Peas, Peas and More Peas

| May 23, 2009

The peas were planted first, and they came up first. Papa really likes peas, and enjoys growing them. For several years, we have planted them along two sides of the fence that surround our garden. Yes, that is my shadow, the peas are smaller, but doing well. Here are the ones on the opposite fence. […]