Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Garden Update..The Garden Is Planted…5/16/2012


This is the strawberry patch before weeding.

Strawberry patch after weeding and planting extra Butternut Squash.(Used a lot of Preen for weed control). We will see how it works this time.


Garden before planting tomatoes

And after.. All tomatoes were planted in the garden on 5/16/2012.. and that finished all planting.


Four rows of tomatoes with about ten plants per row.


DSC_0073 This year I’m hoping  to (easily) rototill between the rows.

DSC_0082 Pepper plants have been planted in the garden for about a week now. Linda and I planted about twenty plants. (Burpee: Honey crisp and California Wonder


Butternut Squash,Zucchini,Cucumbers

All the plants were started from seed starting on Feb.1 2012

Four varieties of tomatoes: Burpee Romas,Burpee Supersteak Hybrid, Burpee Betterboy Hybrid,and Burpee BigBoy Hybrid

WORKINGINGARDENheader950700 Thanks for stopping by.. When I had my stroke on Sept 8th of last year I wondered if I would be able to even have a garden this year. Many prayers were answered and by Gods Grace I’ll be able to plant many more gardens.Adversity, does seem to make one appreciate the “simple” things in life just a little more.A “QUALITY TIME FARM” POST FROM LANCASTER,OHIO

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

How much Do You Know About Golf



How much Do You Know About Golf?

This is multiple choice. If you select a wrong answer, the ball moves only so far down the fairway and stops and you are charged with one stroke.

Keep selecting the answers that you think are correct and the ball moves down the fairway until you get the right answer and the ball goes in the hole.

If you have the correct answer right away, the ball goes directly in the hole - a hole in one.

To play, click here!!!!!

JOETODDSAYS210 Now wasn’t that fun.

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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

The Back Yard Garden In Lancaster,Ohio 2012

This is what I call “QUALITY TIME FARMS” LOL

Actually, I started  planting the garden yesterday 5/7/2012.. but before starting I thought I’d take a few photos and work on a blog post. (Anything to get out of doing some actual work LOL)

First a preview of all the veggie plants.. Most were started inside about the 1st of Feb.


I will be planting 5 different varieties of tomatoes,2 varieties of green peppers,2 varieties of cucumbers,zucchini and, butternut squash. Onions,green beans and, beets are planted early directly in the garden.


All the seeds this year are from Burpee.






The green pepper seeds were the slowest to germinate and the slowest  growing of all the  plants. Next year I will start them even earlier.

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Now let’s take a look at the garden. Linda and I just have a small in town lot but just about all of it is used for “growing”


The soil has been prepared (rototilled,fertilized,and I use Garden Preen to help with weed control.) I need to reinstall the fence on the left.


The fence will keep small critters out, rabbit,groundhog,raccoon but not deer.Also, I have a live catch which I sometimes use. See previous posts.

DSC_0019I used this small outdoor greenhouse to help start the plants. From Amazon

Click on photo to buy.


This area outside the fence is the strawberry patch.This spring I replanted this area after totally weeding and re-tilling. As you can see weeds are once again trying to take over. The Preen did not work at all in this area and I don’t know why. I did get half of this area weeded yesterday and planted the extra butternut squash in this area. Last year “critters” didn’t bother the squash planted outside the fence.


Along the one side of the strawberry patch I have the red raspberries and are they good.


One of two peach trees and it looks like a good batch of peaches this year.


One of two pear trees and there will be some pears.

DSC_0032 One of two apple trees.They really haven’t done much. May get rid of them.


I use the deck as a growing/staging area for the garden. Most of the garden supplies are kept in the shed.


Strawberry plants in planters. And last but not least.. A few onions.


JOETODDSAYS210 Thanks for visiting the “Farm.” It does take a good bit of time to grow then process all the fruits & vegetables but Linda and I really enjoy doing it and the food is great.

And Then You Have



Thursday, May 03, 2012

Ole and Lars


Sears Catalog order

Ole and Lars were looking at a Sears
catalog and admiring the models.
Ole says to Lars, “Haff yew seen
da beautiful girls in dis catalog?”
Lars replies, “Ya, dey are very
beautiful. And look at da price!”
Ole says, with wide eyes, “Wow,
dey aren't verra expensive. At
dis price, I'm buying vun.”
Lars smiles and pats him on the back. “Good
idea! Order vun and if she's as beautiful as
she is in da catalog, I vill get vun too.”
Three weeks later, Lars asks his friend, “Did yew
ever receive da girl yew ordered from dat Sears catalog?”
Ole replies......”No, but it shouldn't be long now. Her
clothes arrived yesterday!”


joetoddsays Gotta love the internet and Sears

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

First Farmers Market of the Year in Lancaster,Ohio..A Photo Journey

websiteheadermarketaCLICK on photo to go to their website..


Map picture

239 West Main Street Saturdays, 8-noon
April 28th-October 27


Yes, a little chilly but at least the rain held off. Love those tomato plants 4/$1.00






Robin Beyer (red jacket) is licensed by the state and federal govt. to sell “canned products.” She is listed as the Principal of A Few Of My Favorite Things.







The money I saved by not golfing on a Saturday morning I spent at the Farmers Market. LOL


My sister and brother-in-law are coming over for dinner tomorrow. I think I’ll tell them I made the cherry pie.

JOETODDSAYS210 Thanks for stopping by and while your at it check out your own local “Farmers Market” and BUY LOCAL

First Farmers Market of the Year in Lancaster,Ohio..A Photo Journey..A My Quality Time Post