The Veg Garden is In!

Whew, the planting is done!  The last of the veggie seeds were sown this morning, and the last of the seedlings was potted into a container.  Between the seeds, the 300+ seedlings grown inside this winter and the plethora of annuals I purchased, I wasn't sure I was ever going finish.  The 3 day weekend... Continue Reading →

Sunday Evening Shots

Another hot and humid day with little of the promised rain and storms.  We had a very brief downpour early this morning and then nothing but cloudy skies. Below are some photos from my walk around the property this evening.  The wind has picked up, somewhat alleviating the humidity.   

Planting update

I have most of the vegetable garden planted, other than the pumpkins.  Eggplant and pepper transplants went in on Friday afternoon.  Tomatoes, marigolds, watermelon, zinnias and cosmos went in yesterday.  We're going on 2 weeks without rain and we're in a heat wave (high 80s or low 90s the past couple of days), which is... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Day

“We have a calling: a need to be close to Nature, where she may cleanse our souls and wash away the stresses of yesterday. It is emotional recompense for the cost of living.” -- Fennel Hudson    

A Visitor Returned

We first discovered this little cutie in our mudroom late last fall.  It had popped its head out from under the electrical closet door and Nora caught a glimpse.  She wasn't sure what it was at first and alerted me to our new guest.  I was able to catch a quick glimpse myself at the... Continue Reading →

The “Three Sisters”

And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.  -  Jonathan... Continue Reading →

Mid-Spring Close-ups

Some photos from the past couple of days...the days and evenings have warmed and the trees and flowers are now draped in their spring finery.  

Tree Swallows

We put this bird house in the orchard last year and were delighted when a pair of tree swallows made it their home.  Our couple returned this year; we couldn't be happier.  We have a 2nd bird house on the opposite side of the orchard near the sheep, and a lovely pair of bluebirds seem... Continue Reading →

“It’s Spring Fever.”

“It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want—oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”    - Mark Twain

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