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Happy Solstice!

Oh my! The days are long and the nights are buggy!

Most of my update has to do with agriculture this time. I apologize if you were hoping for hilarity- this post is mostly just pleasant, with a little bit of impending doom mixed in. 442 more words

Garden Woes - Harlequin Bugs, Squash Vine Borers, Squash Bugs and Potato Bugs

One journey into the garden this week I found a harlequin bug on a broccoli plant, squash bug borer moth flying around the stems of zucchini and a potato beetle on a potato leaf. 495 more words


The Power of Food

I have been going through a lot of rough personal issues recently, which combined with getting our garden in and the crazy weather we’re having here in the midwest, has been keeping me from blogging. 385 more words


The headless tomato plant

The wind has come and gone, come and gone and one thing is for sure: it’s not just the butternut squash which are suffering.

While the first tomato plant I put in the ground is starting to grow tomatoes, another has been battered about so much that it has lost its leading shoot. 155 more words


In the Garden, June 2017, XII

“What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.”—Antoine de Saint-Exupery || The Little Prince

Phoenix, Arizona. June 2017.

Phoenix, Arizona

In the Garden, June 2017, XI

There’s a calmness here.
Phoenix, Arizona. June 2017.

Phoenix, Arizona


“I would just like to publicly announce that I have no idea what I’m doing.”

For a long time I lived my life trying to do the “right” thing.   237 more words

Grandma Pat Cooks