Spring blooms

Spring is definitely here.  The days are warming, as are the overnights (a little too quickly for my taste).  I wake up to the chorus of song birds, and fall asleep to the lovely sound of the spring peepers.  The bunnies, chipmunks and squirrels are frolicking around the yard, and we had our first siting of Mr. Woodchuck... Continue Reading →

Lambs in Sweaters?!

“To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.” ― Mahatma Gandhi This post is not even remotely garden or wildlife related, but I couldn't resist sharing these photos.  A friend of mine, who happens to raise sheep and shears (including my 3 dumplings), was out... Continue Reading →

Signs of Spring

We put two nesting boxes in our orchard a couple of years ago.  They sit on opposite sides of the space, probably 200' or so apart.  Last year, a tree sparrow couple took up residence in the one closest to the house and graced us with a family of 5 that spent the summer pirouetting over... Continue Reading →

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – April 2017

This is my first time participating in the monthly bloom day meme hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.  I certainly can't offer the spectacular range of colorful blooms that many of the bloggers have posted today.  I'm afraid, up here in very northern NY, we've barely stepped out of winter. But the somewhat warmer temps of... Continue Reading →

New Arrivals

I've been trying to get better about growing more from seed and taking cuttings to expand my garden, rather than buying every plant that looks and sounds exciting to me.  My gardening habit has become quite expensive! Nevertheless, I've added or expanded a border every year since I started this garden in 2012 and that... Continue Reading →

If you can’t garden outside…

Clearly I'm not able to get outside and do any cleanup with the snow and water on the ground, and likely won't be able to do so for awhile yet.  But the indoor "nursery" has been hopping for a few weeks now. I have roughly 200 plants in seed trays and pots right now, and I will sow... Continue Reading →

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