Pulling Potatoes

I spent yesterday morning digging potatoes. There’s probably no more rewarding garden task this time of year.

Weathering the Storm

As you can tell from this picture, we had a wicked storm roll through our neighborhood last week.

American goldfinch

American Goldfinches

When the perennial borders do well, so do the American goldfinches. This year is no exception.

Garden Rehab

After retuning from vacation, it’s always a challenge to get the garden in order. Because we were gone for nearly three weeks, there‘s quite a lot to do out there.

Garden Adventures in California

We just returned from a wonderful vacation in California. While I really enjoyed visiting with friends in San Francisco, I most enjoyed setting my eyes on the giant sequoias for the first time in my life.

New Hens on the Way!

I am so excited! We’re getting four new chickens to add to our flock.

Bushes for Butterflies

I have always loved butterfly bushes. Their big panicles of flowers are magnets for butterflies of all sorts, and at a mature height of up to 6 feet, they make quite the impression.