Part Of My Backyard Garden

Part Of My Backyard Garden
July 25, 2013

Monday, December 11, 2017

Winter Gardening

Dug this bunch of carrots with two turns of the spade at 11:00 AM this morning. Yep, December 11, fresh veggies – December – Wyoming
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Garden Time & Public Lands

Spring fever in the middle of winter. That is what I seem to be coming down with. I have already received several gardening magazines and am looking through thinking about planting time. Yes, I know it is much too early, but is never too early to dream.
Good Reading

Golf Anyone? The warm weather also has me ready to play golf and looks like I will be able to play the next couple of days.
Time to take a look at when to plant

Government Land - Recently there has been much talk of westerns states, including Wyoming, wanting to take back, or at least control more of what happens on federal land within their states. Only 42% of Wyoming is privately owned, the state owns six percent, and the federal government owns, 48%. That figure, nearly half the state, seems high but only ranks Wyoming seventh in percent of land owned by the Feds. Odd but California, a state I assumed was mostly privately owned, is only a bit less federal owned than Wyoming, coming in around 45%. States with the least are Connecticut and Iowa with less than one-half of one percent federal land in each state.
Since 1990 the government has sold nearly four percent of the land it owns. Sportsmen throughout the West are worried that if the land reverts to the states, it may be sold off, or closed to sportsmen. From what I have read, it looks like this could and would happen.
Western Land 

Just some food for thought.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Garden Catalogs and Thinking Spring

Seed catalogs are starting to show up in the mail, and I am starting to think about what I want to start inside this year.
Happens every year, when the New Year is here, I am ready for spring.

New Year’s Resolution - This year, 2017 –- I am going to attempt to be a little more active with this blog as the planting and growing starts. Seems like the past couple of years I have been too busy with other projects, like writing a book on gardening. Yep, that’s right, a gardening book. The book has helpful advice for gardeners in the high country, a bit of humor, and every fourth chapter is a murder mystery, set in a garden of course. Should be fun. I will post some excerpts soon.

Meanwhile, keep dreaming of planting time.