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Restoring the Trailer Frame and Floor

Restoring the Trailer Frame and Floor

Giving new life to a 12′ 1967 Golden Falcon. The floor was in pretty good shape with only the back portion being a concern. At some point, the back window was leaking pretty heavily and it ruined the subfloor. The window was fixed (sloppy does 

We Bought a Vintage Trailer

We Bought a Vintage Trailer

During the middle of a pandemic…one of us found ourselves without a job. We have always talked about restoring a vintage trailer…well…okay…maybe it was just me that talked about it. After doing some searching, it seems there is a current market for restoring vintage trailers. 

Garden Update

Garden Update

It is the beginning of November.

Temperatures- Highs this week are mid 70’s and lows in the 50’s.

We have very hard well water. The water that goes to our house goes through a softener and is filtered. The hose water comes directly from the well. I have come to the conclusion, new hoses, sprayers, connectors, etc… have to be replaced on a yearly basis because of this.

I got into the garden and replaced all of the irrigation sprayers that were now a year old.

Carrots were planted a little later than I had hoped. I really wanted the seeds in the ground mid-September, but it was more like mid-October. I will plant more every few weeks so they can be pulled at different times.

I am pretty sure this is not broccoli. Some of the tags got mixed up…but I will just let it roll…

All of the cabbage looks great. They take up SO.MUCH.ROOM. I only have about 6 planted…that means only 6 heads to eat. If you think about trying to live off of what you grow, that is not much at all.

Got a little side-tracked making my way around the garden…found this Texas Brown Snake (Storeria dekayi texana). They do not get much bigger than a pencil. They like to eat slugs, snails and other insects.

I was able to grow 1015 onions from seed last year and they did really well, so I am trying again this year. I start the seeds inside mid-summer. It takes about 2-3 months before they get big enough to transplant, and even then they are still small. The most important thing with starting from seed, they need to be watered regularly since the roots are so shallow and it is still warm out. The dirt dries quickly on top.

Last year, I had an excellent crop of tomatoes. At this time, they were covered in fruit. And then…we had a light freeze and I lost ALL of them. 🙁 This year, they are not doing well. I only have 5 plants of tomatoes and they are just now getting blooms on them. I am afraid I will not get any tomatoes this fall.

The peppers were started back in March and are still going strong so I have just left them. I probably need to make pepper jelly with them!

Like broccoli, I do not have much cauliflower growing. I direct sowed a few more seeds, but they are growing pretty slowly.

Eggplant is also going strong and we get about 10 each week (way more than I can eat since I am the only one that likes it).

I was able to harvest about 2 cups of raspberries! This is the thing I am most excited about! Raspberries do not do well this far south (9a). I did some research and found this variety that will tolerate the heat. Unfortunately, I threw away the tag and have no idea what kind they are!

NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo

“NaNoWriMo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides tools, structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds — on and off the page.” I used to be pretty good at writing regularly. Then I got this 

You only need one luffa seed

You only need one luffa seed

You only need one luffa seed to feel like a master gardener. Luffa, sometimes spelled loofah, actually refers to the fruit of the vine. Luffa aegyptiaca is a member of the cucumber (Cucurbitaceae) family. It can be eaten in the young fruit stage, or it