It’s just the end of May, and it amazes me that the garlic has thrown scapes, the fireflies have made their debut, the tomato plants are beginning to blossom, and the bees have already gathered a harvestable amount of honey. Forgive me if I am redundant in saying this but nearly everything continues to be … Continue reading Garlic scapes in May
**I wrote this over a week ago, then didn’t have internet for a bit, so didn’t get it posted. Better late than never! When I was a small girl, I was a bit enamored by the bunny rabbit. He seemed so sweet and fuzzy, even a bit shy. He even brought jellybeans and chocolates at … Continue reading Small woodland creatures, how I loathe you
It’s been a while, shamefully, since I updated the handful of faithful on the status of Fox Plot. I have excuses, the lame kind that are generic and generally sound like “I’ve been so busy!”. As reigning queen of the part-time jobs, I can’t so much pick and choose when I have too much to … Continue reading Excuses and more excuses
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
Sometime late last May, nearly a year ago now, I started a handful of pumpkin and winter squash seeds. We got a bit busy and behind on the transplanting, so it was well into June before they went into the ground. Fast forward through the summer and into the fall, and I was out in … Continue reading Me and my butternut (or My butternut and I)
If you’ve been on a meander or walk about in a less than perfect landscaped park near you, you’ve likely run across the notorious garlic mustard. I stomped around the empty rows of the garden just yesterday and came across this very resilient little plant. With the mild winter, it just hung out until now, … Continue reading Weeds you can eat: Garlic Mustard