Help Needed! A Raccoon Control Question

My dear Uncle Ossie needs our help! Uncle Ossie gardens in Pennsylvania, and when I say gardens, I mean that he gardens! I grew up watching him and my late Aunt Josie grow and preserve their harvest. I wish I’d gardened years ago the way I do now. It would have been fun to shareContinue reading “Help Needed! A Raccoon Control Question”


What’s Happening in the Garden-3/26/16

Good morning and Happy Easter to those who celebrate! Yesterday’s rain held me back from taking photos for my garden update, so I’m sliding it in before I begin my Easter baking and cleaning. I have help, but no one around here does it quite the way I do ;). I walked out the backContinue reading “What’s Happening in the Garden-3/26/16”

Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day- March 2016

Happy Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day! I don’t think I’ve published a GBBD post in March in a very long time. Last March looked like the photo just below and I was blogging about our Salem snow farm. This has been a very different kind of winter! With the exception of two days of minus tenContinue reading “Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day- March 2016”

Our Coop Construction, 2007-Present

Originally posted on The Salem Garden:
Good almost spring morning! I seem to be encountering lots of people who are planning to build or buy a chicken coop these days so I thought I’d share an overview of ours as it was constructed. We didn’t exactly plan the coop before our first batch of chicks…

About those Onion Seedlings…. and… Spring is Springing!

Here’s my first tiny little dose of spring for you… It’s really going to happen! I believe that this particular crocus is always the first one every year. It’s in the exact same spot of my front yard, next to the walkway. I don’t remember seeing it in February before but it’s out there thisContinue reading “About those Onion Seedlings…. and… Spring is Springing!”

Wordless Wednesday-Oak Creek Canyon

  I had so wanted to have my post about starting onion seeds ready for today, but, my heat pad was curled up and I had to weigh it down with books to flatten it out.. Oh well… Instead, here’s our drive through absolutely beautiful Oak Creek Canyon, between Sedona and Flagstaff. So happy thatContinue reading “Wordless Wednesday-Oak Creek Canyon”