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Location:  Berkeley Springs, WV

Day Job:  Mommy

The Digs:  Backyard, Front yard

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Blackberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chile Peppers, Corn, Cucumbers, Grapes, Green beans, Lettuce, Mint, Mushrooms, Oregano, Pears, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Rosemary, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme, Tomatoes, Turnips, Huckleberry, Ground Cherry, Radish, Onions

Animals:  Cats, Chickens, Dogs, Ducks

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  Lose Yourself in Nature and Find Peace


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  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on June 14th, 2011 at 05:28 am

    BlueUrbanShamrock, my area along the Missouri river is in jeopardy of flooding. The huge amount of water runoff from the Rockies along with the spring rains have filled the flood control reservoirs and left no option other than to open the flood gates wide open and hope for the best down stream. One of the up river dams has not opened the flood gates ever since the dam was built 50 years ago. There are so many possibilities of disaster this year it just boggles the mind. I have just returned from a town named Joplin Missouri that a single tornado cut a path of total destruction 3/4 of a mile wide and over a mile long through the city. TV pictures and video snippets don't really give a good perspective as to the magnitude of the disaster. My city of Omaha other than the down town area is built on hills by the river and will be fairly safe but the threat is for the city water and sewer plants.

    Have a great day in the garden.

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on June 5th, 2011 at 06:25 pm

    Was everything in one piece when you returned from being out of town?

    It's pretty difficult to get away from the farm when there are animals involved. I hope you had a great time.

    Have a great day in the garden.

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  • Posted by: BlueUrbanShamrock on May 27th, 2011 at 08:07 am

    Heading out of town for the weekend! It's my sons first birthday. It will be the first weekend away from the farm since we moved here! Here's hoping everything's in one piece when we get back!!

  • Posted by: BlueUrbanShamrock on May 27th, 2011 at 08:05 am

    Last night we had a tornado warning!!! Which is unheard of in the mountains of WV however nothing came of it except for a spectacular lightening show and torrential downpour. My poor little Cucumbers were flattened and my onions and carrot rows are not quite the neat rows of before! Lol thats what happens I guess when you plant on the side of a mountain!
    Hope you have a great Memorial Day Weekend

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on May 27th, 2011 at 06:01 am

    Blue Urban Shamrock, yes I did have a GRIT blog featured in the last GRIT eletter. Thank you for stopping by and reading the blog entries. I'm glad that you enjoyed the ramblings of a backyard urban farmer.

    It looks like more rain here. We have been lucky with the weather here. We have not had any bad weather but instead nice gentle rain with normal enjoyable thunder and lightning. I hope that it's the same for you.

    Have a great day in the garden.

  • Posted by: MommaLeah on May 26th, 2011 at 05:33 am

    I love your photo!

  • Posted by: Coralrocks on May 22nd, 2011 at 04:56 pm

    Congrats on Farmer of the Day.

    I too love the peace found in gardening.

    Happy Gardening!

  • Posted by: Happy Half Acre on May 22nd, 2011 at 06:53 am

    Congratulations! I too love the peace of the city in a garden. (Jeremiah 29:7)

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