Welcome to Cranky Puppy Farm!

This blog belongs to two Gen X-er's smackdab in downtown Kansas City where we've been renovating and decorating two old Victorians built in the 1890's. Our life is filled with 3 demanding Pomeranians (1 of them cranky, of course), honking cars, noisy neighbors and the hustle and bustle of city life but we dream of the day when we can move to our 40-acre farm and hear nothing but the wind and the cows next door. Until then, we're chronicling our triumphs and mishaps here as we try to garden and preserve on 2 city lots, raise chickens, and learn all those things we should have learned from our grandparents. Welcome to our world - we hope you'll stay awhile!

My Empire of Dirt

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The gardening game has been called due to rain delay tonight, so I'm sheltering inside and listening to the man in black:  Johnny Cash's new song "Hurt".  It's a raw, hauntingly beautiful song.   I hope you enjoy listening to it as I give you a tour of what's going on in my own tiny little empire.

My cell phone camera doesn't even begin to capture the brilliant color on these lilies.

Not sure how these green beans snuck up on us. I swear they weren't there the night before!

Cabbage head beginning to form.  Notice the holes that indicate my sluggy friends have been at it.  I sprayed all the plants with an organic insecticidal soap a couple of days ago.

Sweet 2-week-old bunny snoozing in the shade of the tomato plants.

What's going on in your neck of the woods? 


  1. Great photos! Up here in the frozen tundra of Minnesota we are a bit further behind. I am so looking forward to picking fresh veggies soon. Canning season is just around the corner!

  2. The little bunny is precious.

    Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week!


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