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The Yard's First Monarch Butterflies

Butterfly metamorphosis is one of nature’s most spectacular spectacles. I’ve always wanted to see the whole cycle, and this fall the yard cooperated. It started with nine caterpillars feasting on the milkweed… 345 more words


Wine Making - Part Deux

Hi, Wine Lovers!

Since we last posted we racked our wine.

That is not to say that it went as smoothy as it could. Yours truly is not exactly a non-clutz, so there  748 more words

Of Interest

Time to plant fall bulbs!

Fall is the time to plant bulbs for next spring!  McDonald’s Garden Center is offering 40% off bulbs until October 21st.  Visit the McDonald’s Garden Center blog to learn more.

In The Yard

Praying Mantises

While I am fascinated with all insects, I have a special fondness for praying mantises. It started with Mother, with foggy memories of her passing bewildered mantises into my cupped hands and telling me to release them somewhere safe, somewhere beyond the reach of our hungry chickens. 203 more words


So. Many. Grapes. Plus, I'm Still Here....


How’s it hangin’, y’all?

I know…it’s been a while…way too long, actually, but the summer months…plus class, plus challenge, plus harvest, plus increased responsibility at the day job, plus wine…So, yeah. 422 more words

Fall planting

Who’s ready for fall?  I know every house in my cul-de-sac is decorated for Halloween EXCEPT mine!  I’ve been way too busy to even think about getting the décor out of the attic.  47 more words