Once upon a time, a little mouse (who in fact was reincarnated from his previous life as a ground squirrel) spent his (or her?) winter in a lovely, warm and protected environment that was more commonly known as a ‘greenhouse’. After a surprisingly short winter, the little mouse was interrupted in early spring by the … Continue reading A Mouse in the Greenhouse and other Garden Fairytales
Even after such a mild winter, I am guilty of complaining just a week ago that I was ready for warmer weather. I honestly wasn’t expecting 80 degrees in mid-March! As delightful as it feels, it sets in motion some things that would not ordinarily begin until later in spring (as it is still officially … Continue reading Who turned on the summer?
The bees have left the hive and are coming back with pollen! Here’s the comings and going at one hive entrance. I give them serious accolades for being the first hives (kept by our small three beekeeper collective) to make it in through the winter since I talked my own mum into this four years … Continue reading And they’re off!
Yesterday marked the beginning of this year’s garden. Two trays of Copra onions and one of King Richard and Lexton leeks planted! I ought to be shouting it from the rooftops though my joy is a little bit diminished because; (1) We’re behind schedule already and (2) We’re behind because we don’t have enough space to … Continue reading The Garden Begins and Growing Pains