Even in a suburban garden, you sometimes get to witness remarkable wildlife in action. Such was the case the other day when I turned around while feeding my chicks, to find a magnificent clean up operation going on. Maybe I just identify with beings that stuff their mouths. I really do likeContinue reading “Lunch”
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Unexpected August Harvests
Sometimes I hate August gardening. Or so I say to myself as I pick my way through humid, wet, over-grown tomato plants that tangle with wild morning glory vines. Those crazy vines grow so fast, and twist around and around every vertical stalk or post or fence, through the other leaves, around the otherContinue reading “Unexpected August Harvests”
Water Draws Us Together
Today is a watering day. I am grateful and so are the cucumbers that it is such a simple matter to get a drink out to my plants, so they do not croak in the blazing Maryland sun. As I run the hose under the beans, I find these words from a poemContinue reading “Water Draws Us Together”
Berries and Broodies!
What’s new at the Simons’ Gardens?… peep peep!
Sunday night I sat rocking a chicken on the swinging bench after a busy day and a busy week, feeling guilty. Edward had found her squatting on the run floor that morning, and when we came to remove her from the rest of the flock that night it was obvious that she was on herContinue reading “Snubby”
Publish or Perish?
Somehow between the traveling to wrestling tournaments, and extended bouts of ill health, February garden prep at the Simons Gardens crawls on. No, I don’t have my lettuce started. I wish I had a cool photo of an emerging green house to show you, but all I have is stakes in the ground so farContinue reading “Publish or Perish?”
Growing Our Healthcare
Oooh! scary title! — But this is actually not a post about politics, but about growing your own healthcare products. Time to start thinking about your summer gardens!… Edward meets all kinds of interesting people through work – he’s the CEO of his own company Safeware, a safety product distributor. A few weeks back overContinue reading “Growing Our Healthcare”
I have something exciting to show you today. Are you ready? Ok — Tadumm!! WOW!! The garlic is UP! – isn’t it beautiful? Could it be that last fall’s kale will over-winter and start up again in spring? (Also can someone tell me why the leaves are still being chewed? who knew kale was soContinue reading “Get Ready—”
How Does Your Muscle Grow?
So friends, ’tis true, your garden beds are bare. But there is something that we gardeners can still be growing — even in this dark and dreary, un-gardenable season. You don’t even have to go outside to do it. Yes, I thought, as I huffed through a plank (yes one plank) this morning, this isContinue reading “How Does Your Muscle Grow?”
Ahhh – Renovated Chicken Run
A thing of beauty is a joy forever – look at that beautiful tidied chip yard! On Saturday I spent most of the day cleaning up the run and house for winter and for the addition of five 16 week old poulets to join our current flock of 8 laying hens. Eight is just notContinue reading “Ahhh – Renovated Chicken Run”