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!

Fall Arrives at the Farm

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Whee! I'm back after a short hiatus -  J. and I went on a much-needed vacay to Branson, Missouri where we had a great time (even if I did come back with a cold that took me down for the last couple of days).  We planned the trip around a Charlie Daniels concert and, let me tell ya:  the man is a living legend.  He played at the Oak Ridge Boys theater, which was an incredible place to see a show, and what made it even cooler were all the vets that were in the audience.

Anyways, I've got some pictures to share from that trip in another post, but I wanted to focus first on how the farm looked when we left it. 

Everything seems to partying on as if it's still summer! 

Teensy little watermelons...

...forming on nice green vines...

...tomato plants loaded with green tomatoes...

...and the potatoes are sprouting because *someone* didn't dig them up quick enough.  Ahem!

When we got back on Veterans Day, I had planned to start on the garden cleanup but the weather turned freakishly cold that afternoon before I could get started.  Pretty much everything has died back now so we'll start on that today (in 45 mile an hour gusts!)

J. and I have been discussing some big plans for changing how the farm is laid out.  We're going to take out some of the raised beds and do a larger in-ground garden next year.  We'd like to get a load of horse manure and mix it with leaves to really get a nice garden plot going.  The eastern most bed is coming out to make way for the greenhouse that will, hopefully, let us get a jump start on plants in the Spring.  I'm so excited!

1 comment:

  1. You're going out of raised beds to ground... I'm doing straw bales in the spring! WOW!
    I have been trying to get us to Branson for months... and you're the second couple who beat us there. I'm glad you had a good time!


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