This month I worked on garden gnomes. They were a little faded from baking out in our summer garden.
I painted them.
And added some little caps for the winter displays, just having silly fun with that.
We hung up some of our feeders that were on the ground.
The seeds we planted are still alive and growing. That always amazes me when something starts growing and producing. We have tomatoes, banana peppers, basil, oregano, jalapenos, yellow peppers, mint and sweet potatoes growing on one side of our garden, the area where we keep our chickens.
The four chicks that hatched in the incubator are growing so fast.We had to move them to a bigger container. That green in their box is fresh cilantro.
They are so cute and seem so much more healthier then the store bought chicks we get at the stores. These chicks were given to us from a farmers eggs for our incubator.
We cut back our grapes for the Winter.
My neighbor even added some more life to our garden by bringing me some clippings from her garden.
I added a bunch to some pots my aunt gave me.
Now that we are in cooler months here in Phoenix everyone is out cleaning up their yards and gardens.
This pot I picked up at a church sale for .50 cents. I liked the glaze on it.
I decorated our live Christmas trees out in the garden.
I added some of those tiny vintage glass ornaments to one tree. These tiny ornaments were in a grab bag of wooden ornaments I collect throughout the year. My yearly post on that is coming up soon. I purchased some really cute ones this year. I can’t believe a year has passed.
And some lights.
Then made pumpkin seed flowers to add to them both. We had lots of pumpkin seeds left over from Halloween.
We even took photos out in our garden for our Christmas cards this year. We normally do this family photo up north but we cancelled our Thanksgiving up there because of the storm coming in. The roads were going to be too dangerous to travel on.
Then cold and wet weather came in and the garden was closed for awhile.
That’s it for our garden updates. I hope we don’t get too many storms this Winter. It is strange getting so much rain here in the desert. I prefer sunny days over wet and cold. Happy gardening everyone. Stay warm and dry our there.
A little extra update- That storm blew in at 3 in the morning, Roads were closed up north and snow was everywhere. We love being up north when it snows, always fun waking up to a Winter Wonderland but we still have to head back to the city afterwards. It is a hard road up on the rim to get through when Winter storms head in. My favorite quote from a friend of ours up north is “If you ain’t here you ain’t getting here and if your here…you ain’t getting out.” I still laugh at that.
We stayed here in the city and when I woke up after the storm the news was reporting tornado warnings in Apache Junction and Scottsdale…that is insane everyone. I haven’t heard about tornado warnings since I was a little girl and lived in Texas and even North Dakota. The news showed photos of giant mature trees uprooted that had fallen into beautiful homes creating damage.
I walked out to the garden, my side that is, and this is what I discovered…The bird feeder fell off and broke, a french door of mine that I was getting ready to paint was broken and there was water everywhere. Our electricity went out for awhile but not long. Guess my son will be getting a lesson on how to replace window glass. I hope Our Little Red House weathered the storm well. We will see when we head up.
Shock of all shock was that my Gazebo branch idea held up really well in that storm, remember that from last months post?. (https://ourlittleredhouseblog.com/2019/11/06/in-the-garden-making-scarecrows-and-repairing-pots/) My mother-in-law down the street swears she was hit with a tornado because she has broken pots and trees everywhere around her house from it. My cousin emailed me and told me her son woke her up at 3 am and said there was water coming from the ceiling into his face while he slept. It was a big ugly storm.
Then our neighbors across the street texted my husband to tell him they were stuck up north for awhile at a cabin until the roads cleared to get back to the city and they didn’t have electricity either. They had their 2 year old and 2 month old with them too. They were okay, just waiting everything out in a cabin surrounded by ice and snow.
I bet it is gorgeous up there but snow is no fun when there is too much. And to think, the day before my husband and I were outside looking around wondering where that big storm everyone was talking about was. It was so bright and sunny out there, we were way off on the time. I feel for people who live in the dangerous areas. My cousins live in Arkansas and Oklahoma and they get tornadoes all the time. I am always praying they stay safe. So stay safe out there everyone.
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