Monday, December 3, 2018


Was at the farm Saturday all day.  Click HERE for yesterday's post.  We spent the day doing small projects in various places.  Moving some things from the house to the barn/shed, just kind of taking inventory of what we have and looking around at what major projects to think about for next year.  

It was a beautiful day.  Crazy that early in the week we had lows in the 30's.  Saturday it got to 78.  If you don't like the weather in Houston, just wait.

Look!  It's finally Fall at the farm, ha! 

Tree with Fall leaves
This is one of the few trees that actually changes color like we see in other places.  Most of the trees (at least that we can get to and/or see) are mesquite or hackberry or some other variety whose leaves just seem to go from green to brown to gone.  

This one is near the barn and looks very pretty.

Thankfully, no spider attacks this weekend.  Instead, it was a frog invasion.  Saw these little things all over.  Not sure why, if it's "frog season" or what, but we must have seen ten of these.  They eat bugs so we're OK with a frog invasion.  

Raised bed Fall garden
Here is the garden.  Doing nicely and look and the two beds with the straw (click to enlarge)...all the garlic is finally up and growing nicely!

Collard greens

Best of all, we were able to get our first Fall harvest this year.  A batch of good old collard greens!  2nd Man will be turning these into something yummy very soon.

Hope you had a great weekend!


  1. collards! i made them for thanksgiving this year and everyone loved them. i don't know why they have not been a part of my thanksgiving before.

    1. Aren't they wonderful? Such an overlooked veggie (and under appreciated, ha).

  2. Wow, what beautiful colors on that tree. What kind is it?
    I love frogs! They are such great garden helpers and are so cute. I have several ceramic frogs in my front flower bed.
    Your garden is looking so healthy. Congrats on your first harvest of this season!

    1. You know I don't know what kind of tree that is. Sad huh? LOL. I will have to check it out up close. And yep, a small but delicious harvest. Already ate them, more on that Wednesday, ha. And I have always liked frogs. Never was freaked out by them (though when they jump off of something you pick up, it CAN be a bit startling, ha.).

  3. You know, just from looking at your photo; looks like that tree may be a Maple.
    On a Maple you may have branches that are dying. A Maple decline is not a tree disease or a tree pest.
    Instead, maple decline is a result of trees living in an urban environment instead of a forest. In the forests, trees have loads of rich, natural resources that they need to survive and thrive. But when growing in ones yard, trees often lack necessities, like food and water, so they struggle.
    Once they start to decline, very seldom do they recover.

    1. Hmm, a maple? I didn't even know those would grow here. I need to go check it out next time I'm there. Does this mean we have our own maple source? Ha.

    2. I may be wrong as it's really hard to tell from the photo. I basically was going by the shape and the color of the leaves which is normally the color maple tree\ leaves change into to.
      I'm actually curious what it might be as well.

    3. I'll check this coming weekend.

  4. Now I want some fresh salad after looking at your photos lol.

    1. Well if you were close by, I'd say come on by! Thanks for stopping by!


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