Saturday, May 30, 2015

Houston- we have lift off!

First 'mater.

Homemade Tomato Cage

Holes are small on the bottom to keep varmints out. You hear me squirrels? I'm talking bout YOU! Holes are bigger near the top for harvesting.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Johnny Milkweedseed

Sometimes I spend some time spreading Milkweed seeds and then I realize it may have one of the most effective distribution systems of any plant. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Double Decker Raised Beds

Coming soon- double decker raised bed!  Had to make room for the impending shed which will solve all kinds of problems. Can't wait for the shed. Question of the day- do we need a shed with skylight and seed starting space? Just don't know. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014


The milkweed is doing just fine... And we saw our first Monarch in the yard. Hopefully he'll tell all his buddies. 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Prickly Pear- With Spikes

If you want your prickly pear cactus ( native to the mid-Atlantic!) to grow spikes like this, you will need to bump it now and then. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014


Woodpecker... In the front yard. Attacking the yucca. Now that doesn't happen every day. Couldn't get him on "film" but you can see his handiwork here.