Could there be a brighter harbinger? A panorama of flowers trying to ward off the mean old cold The bright early plum She wants to bloom free Says winter’s a bum I agree with the tree … Continue reading Come On, Spring!
Check that out, those rambunctious strawberries running for all they’re worth! I admit I hate to weed and so some weeds are taller than I am. Also, some really insistent viney crap is taking over no matter how many of … Continue reading Strawberries On the Move!
Oh, my poor yard up in town, where we dream of the cabin. I cannot do without growing things, and for years I have sought fresh apples and peaches and such right off my own trees. That should not be … Continue reading Undying Hope for Fruit!
Newly leafing May Apples, and I sure have lots of them. Part of my land is a Kentucky – designated wetland. That’s the perfect environment for the well-storied May Apple. Other names: Umbrella Plant, Duck Foot, American Mandrake, Wild Jalap, … Continue reading Woodland May Apples
I have a chewed up Winesap that is not going to make it. If everybody had as much trouble as me when it comes to fruit, the suppliers would not be able to give trees and plants away. Phooey. You may … Continue reading The Apple Toy
I had an obsession years back ( who, me?) about chickens. The cabin was about ready to move into and I needed to segue from working on the cabin to working for pay. I got work at the brand new, … Continue reading Here, Chicky-Chicky!
I get a newsletter from Chelsea Green, a homestead and resilient farmer kind of publisher. I like adding nuts into my whole wheat bread and gosh, they’re expensive. I tried planting English walnuts a decade ago and they would still be … Continue reading Water the Filberts!