Pull Up a Chair: Wild Times

By: Saturday May 14, 2011 5:00 am

Time was, when we thought our biggest garden menace were the groundhogs, though we have always found that if we ‘encouraged’ outdoor kitties in the area, the amount of détente that could be achieved in the tooth and claw area was enough to establish a certain balance in our garden.


Pull Up a Chair: Tote That Barge, Shovel That Snow

By: Saturday March 19, 2011 5:00 am

The sun is shining; the sky is blue, the snow is filthy and I think it might just be moving toward spring. Aunt Toby is in Upstate New York. Do I wait for the sun to do all of its work, melt the snow, warm up the ground and then maybe I can plant some cool weather stuff?


Late Night: There’s Got To Be Some Good News In Here Somewhere

By: Thursday May 27, 2010 8:00 pm

This week has blown dead rats, as we used to say in my mis-spent youth, and faced with the assignment to come up with something non-Viagra-based which would be uplifting, all I’ve got is me at the moment. It’s 91 degrees in Upstate New York, which qualifies under my climate analysis for June as “too damn hot”.

Come Saturday Morning: Good News and Green Shoots

By: Saturday May 1, 2010 6:45 am

Thought I’d start off the morning with some good news!

Come Saturday Morning: Thinking of Spring

By: Saturday December 26, 2009 6:45 am

Even as the snow and cold rain fall, I can’t help but start thinking of spring.

Pull Up A Chair…

By: Saturday May 2, 2009 5:12 am

A glorious splash of tulips via Ennor.

Yesterday afternoon, The Peanut and I put together trellises for our garden, with a little help from Mr. ReddHedd. All of our sugar snap peas and snow peas have sprouted, and a trellis was desperately needed before they started crawling all over the garden with their clingy little tendrils.

Hope is a Thing – with Dirt

By: Sunday March 8, 2009 6:32 am

Even during the winter, plants are waiting to wake up and grow in the garden.

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