Seed Order

I finally sat down and sorted my seeds out today, deciding what I need to order more of, what I’m going to sacrifice to free up some space in the garden, and what kinds of new things I’d like to try this year. I’ve been perusing my assorted seed catalogues for a few weeks now,Read more

Lucky Number 14

We got blasted by another wicked windstorm today, the fourteenth so far this winter (previously, we might have seen two during a normal winter). The kids and the dog had a ball running around in the wind, but the poor birds were battered. We drove past a local park during the storm’s peak, and thereRead more


My kids adore quail eggs, due in large part to their gorgeous brown speckles and miniature size (they were convinced that they must have chocolate inside the first time they had them). It occurred to me the other day while I was boiling some for breakfast that I might be able to get away withRead more

Cats in Repose

I don’t have time for a long post tonight, so I thought I’d share this photo of the cats snuggling up on the top bunk in the kids’ room. They were sleeping with their heads together until I came in to snap this picture. I guess I’m not as cat-like as I thought.

Christmas decorating!

We got our tree the other day and our house is now looking very cheery and festive! This is my favorite ornament. She’s just so cute! Bee took this photo of Baxter while we were decorating the tree. Could he look less amused?Click here to see more!

Mason Bees

Today I finally got around to doing the long overdue cleaning of the mason bee house. I put a bee house in our yard a couple of years ago hoping to help increase the numbers of these threatened pollinators, and with the hope that their presence would increase my garden’s yield. Here’s a little moreRead more

Happy Birthday “P” Pup!!

Our darling Princess is turning 2 today. We don’t actually know her exact date of birth, but she was about 9 weeks old when we adopted her, and this date is exactly 9 weeks before the day she came to live with us. Works for me! This is a photo of her with her “litter”.Read more

Skunks and Green Tomato Mincemeat

Don’t worry, I haven’t just invented the world’s worst holiday pie. At about 2:00 this morning, I was awakened by the sound of something squealing and squawking for dear life under my bedroom window, and then the burning stench of hell itself filled the house. I don’t know who was on the receiving end ofRead more

What the…?

Can someone please tell me how this little fellow found his way to my nice clean towel that was hanging on the clothesline? It was hanging a good 10 – 15 feet above the ground! I can only assume that he spied the towel from the ground, decided that it looked like a good placeRead more


I’ve given you the complete rundown on the cats, but have never done a formal introduction of the lovely Miss P.      Princess came to us in January of 2005 from a nearby animal shelter. At only 6 weeks old she was dumped on their doorstep in the middle of the night, literally sickRead more