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What is eating my cabbage?!

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 isn’t really any poop around or in it so I’m thinking maybe it is becoming a snack for something larger. Do squirrels eat cabbage?!

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Asparagus is peeking up!

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!  

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Oh “deer” – there’s a fawn in the 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.

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Chicken Abruzzi

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 throw in. It is modeled from the Chicken Abruzzi that is available at Olive Garden (a delicious choice if you happen to be stopping […]

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The New Girls In Town

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 you are! They are (I think) three barred rocks, one black australorp, and three easter eggers. Meet the girls!

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Beans Beets Carrots Corn Cucumber Garden Herbs Kale Lettuce Peas Peppers Photos Pumpkins Squash Sunflowers Tomato Zuchinni

July Garden Update

This post linked at: Simple Saturdays Blog Hop

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Daily Life Garden Photos Wild Berries

Mulberries are starting to ripen!

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 even make some jam!

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2014 Magicicadas in Illinois

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 in our part of IL is the year for emergence of brood III of the Magicacada, a 17 year periodical cicada. For more info […]

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April showers bring May flowers

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

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Garden Photos Tomato

Seedling Growth Update #2

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 ready to go in the garden in a week or two once the weather levels out.