Late June in the Veg Garden

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 →

A New Visitor Last Evening

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.

Just Visiting

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 →

A Few of Our Residents

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 →

Mid-June – What a Delight!

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

Photos from Connecticut

"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 →

Quote of the Day

People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us. ~Iris Murdoch, A Fairly Honourable Defeat

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