We have at least four zipping, iridescent and adorable hummingbirds in our gardens. I've been trying to catch a photo of them for weeks, but they are too fast. They perch just outside our kitchen window on hydrangea branches, but I can't get a good picture from inside. They sit on the side of the… Continue reading Chirp, Hum, Whoosh!
Yesterday was the summer Solstice, and today is going to be a beautiful summer day. We have been hearing boats on the reservoir through the woods and the sounds of horns and church bells from the youth camp that borders the north side of our property. They host summer camp during the week and weddings… Continue reading Sounds & Sights of Summer
I believe that the success of any relationship is rooted in a strong foundation. For my human and animal relationships, the foundations are strengthened by good communication and love, among many other things. When it comes to my plants, I give them a different kind of TLC ... Touch - Regularly check the leaves and… Continue reading Can I Have Your Trash, Please?
The gardens are producing and they're producing lettuce! We love salads, so this is great news for us, but I've noticed that not everyone shares our enthusiasm. In speaking with friends and family, the general consensus appears to be that lettuce based salads are a side dish, and often a boring one at that. A… Continue reading Farmhouse Steak and Potato Salad