Berries

I planted an apple tree.  The one, single apple fell off due to a worm.  I planted blueberry bushes.  The chickens ate every last one in their reach, leaving me about five.  I planted peaches and plums.  The deer not only knocked off the fruit and ate it but also stripped the lower 2/3 worth…

Rose Bug

A rose bug.  Not to be confused with a rose bud of which I have few.  Rose bugs however I have in abundance.  Go figure. Oh well, they are pretty no matter what!

Flowers

I love moss rose.  You can’t hardly kill them, they flower every day and they grow super-duper fast.  This year I ended up with some great colors. Pink flowers are nice.  Red flowers are sexy.  Purple flowers are purdy.  But yellow, orange and peach are my favorite.  Luckily I ended up with all three. Happy…

Better Late…..

I like to plant my onions anywhere from the 15th to the 18th of January.  Don’t ask me why, that’s just what I’ve always done and I’ve pretty much had good onions and I’m not a big fan of change….so there ya’ go. But this year I didn’t plant until yesterday, the 25th!  Horrors! But…

Warning! Creepy Spider Pictures!

So while I was cleaning out the flowers beds (I use the term ‘flower beds’ very loosely by the way) I ran across some completely cool creepy crawlies.  And they told me they wanted to be photographed while having their cozy homes disrupted and the universe as they know it, destroyed.  Who am I to…

Wishful Thinking

I have a vision for my flower beds. In my mind they look like this…….. Organized chaos of color bordered by weed-free mulch, nestled around my home like a quilt of yellow, purple, orange, red, pink and green.  When in reality (since I work full-time, home-school, blog, sell books, have chickens, go to church and…