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!

A Garden Update

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Despite all this focus on getting the solar array up and finishing the laundry renovation (it's been 8 weeks since we gutted the room!), we did manage to get a couple of things planted in the garden this year.  We had planned on having a massive in-ground garden after bulldozing over the raised beds.  Then we got busy with solar and the laundry room renovation and the poor garden ended up being ignored.
So we ended up with a bumper crop of weeds in between our tomatoes (which look awesome!)  J. was ecstatic to pick his first tomatoes of the season on Sunday.  These are Early Girls, a hybrid tomato.

And our potatoes also look awesome, except I noticed that we have some other little friends who have moved in.  I think I'll let the chickens into the garden so they can take care of these little pests for me.  Mmmmm, grasshopper buffet!

While mowing down said weed patch, we discovered those adorable baby bunnies that I shared with you in my last post, as well as a volunteer tomato plant growing next to the potatoes. 

I think that's an heirloom Cherokee Purple, but we won't know for sure until the tomatoes start to ripen.  The poor thing was just training along the ground, so I put a cage around it so we at least wouldn't mow it over.
What's going on in your garden?


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