Things get off to a slower start up here, so the vegetable garden is really just beginning to show signs of life. Granted we've been harvesting asparagus, lettuce and kale for a few weeks already. But to many, the garden would have looked remarkably bare until a few days ago. Progress has not been aided... Continue Reading →
While dining with friends last evening, one of us glanced out of the kitchen window in time to notice a young raccoon helping itself to some bird seed. It stayed for a bit, well past dusk.
Many of the roses have started to bloom in the garden, including several of this year's new additions.
I found these two little ones in the chicken coop last evening - not a safe place for baby mice! I have no idea what possessed mother mouse to have her babies in a hen coop, nor was there any sign of mom or additional babies. These two were wandering about and I almost stepped... Continue Reading →
Part of the joy of gardening is the creation of a habitat that is welcoming to the local wildlife. This means that occasionally (or more often than not) you sacrifice a plant or two to satisfy the natives, but generally the plants rebound and the local wildlife is satiated. In addition to several young rabbits roaming the... Continue Reading →
Then followed that beautiful season... Summer.... Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies." -Gertrude Jekyll We stayed with friends while we were in CT the past few days. Their house is nestled among trees, native ferns and Cheri's amazing gardens with a vista of rolling meadows and ridges. I could feel my entire body heave a... Continue Reading →