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A quick jaunt to the garden this morning uncovered a mystery. One of my cabbages has something munching on it. My first thought was maybe a monsterous cabbage worm, but there...

This morning I noticed my favorite sign of spring – the first asparagus tips peeking through. The tall one is about the size of my thumb. Hooray!  

fawn in the front yard

We happened to catch a glimpse of this fawn today. No mama in sight. It nibbled on some drop apples and then ran off.

Chicken Abruzzi on Plate with fork

This is a wonderful lunch or dinner meal that can be made largely from your garden! It makes delicious use of zucchini, kale, peppers, and anything else you might like to...

Barred Rock Hen

A few weeks ago we added some new girls to the yard. We now have seven one-year-old laying hens courtesy of our wonderful family! Thank you family – you know who...

Black Eyed Susans

This post linked at: Simple Saturdays Blog Hop

The mulberries on the trees that line our yard are beginning to ripen. Time to pick, clean and dehydrate some to follow through on my goals for the year! I may...

Magicacada Brood III

Just this week we started finding hundreds (ok thousands) of cicadas outside each morning and everyday the hum in the air is growing. A bit of searching turned up that 2014...

Well, it is that time of year again in the Midwest. The storms are rolling in. Stay safe everyone!

Tomato Seedlings in a Cold Frame

The tomato seedlings were repotted almost two weeks ago and have been out in the cold frame since. They are growing steadily and heartily. Hopefully they will be hardened off and...