This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

aerial after the storm

aerial Aug 28 2011

We were lucky and have very little damage in my yard from hurricane Irene. My rain gauge says we got 3.3 inches of rain. The town of Belmont had a number trees down and power was out in some areas. Tomorrow I'll check out the other side of town where my community garden plot is. This area is low and sometimes has flooding.



Anonymous Ben Czajkowski said...

Glad that you escaped relatively unscathed :)

August 28, 2011 11:27 PM

Blogger fleur said...

Glad to see your gardens are okay. Hope you take some pics of the community garden after the storm. I hear the storm was a "non-event" in Boston area so glad to hear that. I was thinking of the many gardens up and down the coast that would take a heavier hit.

August 29, 2011 5:05 AM

Blogger Karen Anne said...

Looks beautiful. We lucked out in my area of RI as well.

August 29, 2011 6:14 AM

Blogger zippiknits said...

So VERY happy for you! Wonderful news.

August 29, 2011 7:51 PM

Blogger coco said...

hello Kathy,
this is a great garden. I wish i have one like that.
I have lots of plants and flowers in my balcony garden, soon i will start working on fall garden.
I am glad to find your blog.

August 30, 2011 7:09 AM

Blogger biobabbler said...

Hooray! =) So glad your home digs escaped damage. V. interested in how the other garden fared. =)

August 30, 2011 12:03 PM

Blogger Liz said...

I found a picture of your garden with no credit on this website. Just thought I'd give you a heads up.

August 31, 2011 2:07 PM

Blogger SouthCoast Guy said...

glad to hear you did not have a lot of damage! We were very lucky as well no damge and lost power for 24 hours, many friends of mine are still without power and are being told they will have to wait a few more days

August 31, 2011 9:14 PM

Anonymous Yael said...

Glad to hear that you have not had much damage from Irene. My sister was lucky. So many folks in New England were not. Hopefull will get better for them.


September 01, 2011 2:16 PM

Anonymous Marian(LondonUK) said...

Hi thought of you, glad it wasn't as semi-predicted!! Have just returned from Chicago (fantastic city) hearing the news and weather reports all the time we were there, glad it was calmer than suggested! Lots of theories re the weather, not just nature.
Your home garden looks lovely. After a week away came home to a very fruitful crop from the lottie, what a lovely organic welcome.
Take care. (Marian LondonUK)

September 05, 2011 4:50 PM

Anonymous bagus said...

just small hurrican but still your garder lookingg good

September 08, 2011 5:44 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

skippy where are you,have any problem?i hope you and your family are good and don;t have any trouble.A fanatic of your blogspot from Greece

September 13, 2011 5:58 AM

Blogger kathy said...

Thank you for the note!

Skippy and I are fine - i am just working too much. My garden is doing very well. I am taking lots of photos, just not getting time to post. Some weekend, I will update and add stories about whats happening in the gardens.

Last weekend I transplanted some fall seedlings into the garden. I have some tiny lettuce sprouts coming along as I want to fill my cold frame with lettuce for the winter months. I have a beautiful harvest of many types of pumpkins now lined up on my front steps. My Dad has also taken some photos that I hope to post soon.

Have fun in the garden! And take a look out at the Harvest Moon!

September 13, 2011 10:01 AM

Blogger Dia said...

Glad your garden fared well! It is a busy time of year, I've also been busy getting things in the ground, & working up more gardens.
Yes, what a lovely harvest moon! Very pink here, (W. Oregon) from fires a ways away.
Enjoy planting & the harvest!

September 14, 2011 3:26 AM

Blogger Karina said...

Beautiful garden! Glad everything was okay for you and your garden. How long did it take for you to have it so large?

September 19, 2011 12:40 PM

Blogger Matron said...

Glad you survived the hurricane with relatively little damage.

September 20, 2011 3:20 AM

Blogger ~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Looks good from here.

September 25, 2011 9:38 PM

Anonymous John Green said...

Your garden is beautiful, keep up the good work...Love it

September 30, 2011 8:00 PM

Blogger Karen Anne said...

At the farmers' market last week, I picked up some very small cucumbers, pickle size, although there were normal sized ones in the same box, so I don't know if this variety is normally small or what.

They were sweet - does anyone know what variety this might be?

October 02, 2011 1:01 PM

Blogger Alaiyo Kiasi-Barnes said...

Your garden is so lovely! I'm going to make use of some of the tools you use, such as the online planting tool.



October 02, 2011 5:25 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Karen Anne, We would need to see a picture. Any cuke can be picked small.

October 03, 2011 12:55 PM

Blogger Karen Anne said...

Alas, all eaten :-) They were rather warty and crooked.

October 04, 2011 1:24 AM


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