ohio garden


It tastes like honey! 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝 been a busy bee last few days harvesting flowers, plucking petals, extracting nectar, straining and canning this delicious jelly! Very Tideaous work but it’s worth it!

3 cups dandelion tea (made from 4 cups of petals in boiled water overnight ) 4 cups of sugar 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 6 tbsp of regular ball fruit pectin Water bath can for 10 minutes Makes 6 - ½ pints



This weekend was a REALLY quick gardening week for us. Pretty much just watering and slight weeding. So Far the Pine needle mulching is doing it’s job and doing it well! 

Not much to report. Our Wheat is also already coming up, but the pics were not good, but perhaps I’ll get some snaps next weekend. 

Next weekend is planting for the rest of our crops and items.. except beans, and squash since we are using the Native American three sisters method. So, it will be time for the Strawberry corn, Sweet corn, Quinoa, cucumbers and probably watermelon transplants. 

Most of my herbs were direct sown a couple weekends ago, but I have my Basil under my grow light and I also have a good bunch of marigolds under my grow light as well. They will also probably be planted this weekend and WE NEED THEM… pests are already starting to munch on pepper leaves. 

Just a note: Keep those dandelions around as these are some of the first feeding plants for honey bees. I was so happy to see just ONE single honey bee flying around while I was outside. After Ohio harsh winter and it’s massive toll on the honey bee colonies.. I am grateful and happy to see any honey bee I can in these parts. I secretly root them on in my mind when I see them. They make me very happy. 

Happy planting, Everyone!

PICTURES: Top: Cauliflower, broccoli, Cabbage plants. BOTTOM LEFT: Pepper plants, Bell peppers, tomatoes. BOTTOM RIGHT: Raspberry bush. 

ID #81702

Name: Jamie
Age: 21
Country: USA

Hello there! My name is Jamie, and I live in the United States of America, in the state of Ohio. I’ve never had a pen pal before, but I love to write so this should be a piece of cake!
Anyway, my interests are photography, writing, cooking, gardening and trying new things. Except maybe skydiving.. I cannot handle heights(but if I had to I guess I would). I am an avid watcher of anime, movies and television(when I have time), and I am always open to recommendations!
I am currently trying to learn German, and so far I think I’m doing well… Just don’t ask me to say too much just yet. I’ve found that I am better at reading German, than I am at speaking it. I am also interested in learning Hungarian, due to my Hungarian heritage on my father’s side(he’s half Hungarian).
My plans for the future are to:
- Become a published (successful) author. (I am currently ATTEMPTING to write my first book. Ask me about it, I dare ya.)
- Travel through Europe and Asia
- Successfully learn a second (and hopefully third) language.
I am open to talk about anything. I can’t wait to hear from you!

Preferences: I don’t have many preferences for a potential pen pal, only for us to be around the same age. So 20 years and up? Oh, and I’d prefer to have an international pen pal, as I would love to learn about other cultures and see pictures of different places. Doesn’t matter where you are from, just as long as you want to exchange post cards, emails, photos, or mind me sending you origami flowers or cookies. If you aren’t comfortable with those things, then we can stick with letters.

  1. Entrance to the Garden
  2. Morning
  3. Girl with Rose
  4. Evening - Interior
  5. Autumn - Miss Larson Dancers
  6. Young Girl Asleep in Her Room
  7. Morning - The Bathroom
  8. Drops of Rain
  9. Still Life
  10. Ohio Landscape

by Clarence Hudson White


Cleveland, OH / Howell, MI - May 2015

I put together some pages for my Zine (minus all the commentary) I’ll be putting out in a few weeks, “In Real Life” about all the trips I’ll be taking and people I’ll be meeting for the first time this summer. Cleveland/Michigan will be the first section. These are all using film Tiara and I took throughout the week. 


Kingston Onatraio ~ Canada ~ Penitentiary Museum ~ Historic Buiding ~ Cedarhedge by Onasill ~ Bill Badzo
Via Flickr:
Built entirely by convict labour under the supervision of staff Trade Instructors, the house took nearly 3 years to build. The cost? Approximately $ 9,000.00 (in 1873 dollars). Designed in the Italianate Vernacular style by Acting Penitentiary Architect, Henry H. Horsey, it was constructed using a combination of local Kingston limestone quarried on the penitentiary reserve, with Ohio Sandstone accents. In the late 19th century, the residence became known as “Cedarhedge” in reference to the extensive manicured cedar hedges that once lined the driveway.

COMPANION GARDENING PLANNING ON THE WORKS Organizing veggies is tough… searching on all my books and online who gets along with who 😥… now that I have an idea of what we want around what I have to go through our seeds and see what kind of each veggie we want so we can plant bigger plants to the west and so on, to the shortest ones to the east. Herbs will be planted in the garden this year but I will still have some in pots. We have for the last months placed all our leaves by the south of the garden where I will sow some pumpkin, melons cucumbers and see how that goes. Since they will have more room to stretch and not choke other plants. Going to make an inventory of what we want to eat and make a final plan. So I can start sowing and growing our veggies. 1/31/16