Probably my all-time favorite fruit is raspberries. As a kid, we had a patch in the yard where we could stroll by and get berries any time we wanted. Raspberries tend to get a little wild and spread like crazy. Of course, that makes them wonderful but they can be a bit much for a smaller … Continue reading Great raspberry year!
I am tired. I get plenty of sleep most days but my tired is a little more than that I think. I am tired of running. I am not one to usually chase after stuff so that’s not really it either. I don’t know what it’s all about (aside from maybe I am crazy), but … Continue reading I am tired…but I have raspberries
My parents acquired some raspberries when I was pretty young and I remember eating them as a kid. My parents’ patch grew like crazy with no care whatsoever. I am hoping for the same out of our new patch. I got some red and black raspberries from a catalog and a bunch more red plants … Continue reading Raspberries
About a month ago, I got a call from a local woman who had a bee problem. As a flower gardener, she knew she had bumblebees rather than honeybees, my usual bugs of choice, but she hoped I could help her. In her gardening efforts, she was getting stung as she worked near their colony. … Continue reading My bumblebees
A couple of years ago, we decided to convert a crummy section of our backyard into garden space. We used to have a gigantic garden but with all of our running around, we found that we could not adequately manage such a large plot. Still, we really liked having fresh vegetables to eat. And honestly, I … Continue reading Backyard garden
It’s that time of year again…stuff is growing…including my aching back and sunburned neck…but that’s a good thing too I guess. It’s great to be outside and doing stuff. We put the main garden in on Mother’s Day weekend when our chance of frost is gone. What may be more exciting though, I think, is … Continue reading Growing time
We were on the road for Father’s Day this year so Emily and the kids helped me celebrate Monday. I didn’t really expect much in the way of a gift so I figured the menu Abigail provided was just perfect. They asked me what my perfect meal was and they hit it pretty close. I … Continue reading Glad to be a Dad!
I caught a swarm of bees a few weeks ago. A swarm is usually a lot smaller in number than a full sized hive and they are often a little weaker and disoriented so I usually try to keep them separate from the bee yard for awhile until they get themselves together. By consulting the … Continue reading Gordon the girl turtle
There comes a special time in every little girl’s life when she needs to learn how to run a chainsaw. For Abigail, my 9 year old, that time was Monday. <sniff, sniff> It sort of brings a tear to my eye thinking about how my little girl is growing up. It seems like just yesterday … Continue reading My daughter running a chainsaw
We have been busy as cats in a sandbox and it seems that we haven’t had time to do anything, much less anything interesting. Every now and then, though, we get a chance to take a few minutes to do something simple. Since it’s July (holy cow! It’s July?!), something simple means berry picking for … Continue reading Thank you berry much