one day of sun and see who shows up!

one day of sun and see who shows up!
WELCOME TO MY BLOG! I am glad you found me because I hope I can be helpful or at least interesting for you to follow, be you a gardener yourself or just watching vicariously.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Diary 2/4/16

For three mornings we had beautiful snow covers that were just enough to define each branch, but not so much to be any inconvenience, So pretty. I think we are dome with that for now. In fact, we are due some good weather next week, like in the 60's!!!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Diary 1/29/16

Long time, no blog. I think it is because I am not gardening and this is a gardening blog. I did go out to the garden today after maybe two weeks, yikes! It was not as bad as I thought it w
new cabbage

old Sun Golds

clay fish hooks
ould be. It was a mess, but not disheartening. I think I will begin to clean it up in small doses. Otherwise, I am making clay things, things out of clay, both wheel thrown and hand built. I am also doing some writing and research. Such fun! So, I am going to try to start blogging on the Stories From the Garden site, linked from here. It will be about writing, but the garden seems ever-present in my writing~

Monday, January 11, 2016

Diary 1/11/16

We have had one and a half days of sun. It has felt so good to stand in the bright light and feel the warmth. The rain and snow are necessary for the health of the land locally, but I must say not having a break has been a bit wearing. The lemon tree is very happy to have the sunlight streaming in through the window. It is blooming and the little blossoms smell so sweet. A pleasant reminder of a warmer place and season.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

You do what? Diary 12/29/15

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas with friends and family. Ours was mellow and at this point in my life, that is fine. Meanwhile we have had more snow than the last three years combined, and we are halfway to as much rain as we had all of the last water year. As the snow has been frozen, it is not going anywhere very quickly which makes it harder for animals to survive. Thus, I am feeding the birds a bit while the cat is too lazy to go out and hunt. I have lost two chickens in the night to either a fox or a skunk. How do I prevent that happening over the next six nights until I have no chickens?
some of the nighttime visitors
Garden Dog( who is on his last legs and not protecting at night at all) and I go around the outskirts of the pen and pee. You do what? Well, I mark my territory, telling predators, "Hey, those are my chickens." I hope you are laughing and not saying "gross". It's a country thing...

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Diary 12/19/15

We have already had more snow this winter than either of the last two. Wet yucky snow is not that much fun unless you are a sledder, but all in all it has been lovely when not knocking out the phone and power...Meanwhile, I am working on writing and not much gardening as it is not at all inviting to get out there and start cleaning greenhouses for next year!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Cat barometers: Diary 9/7/15

Yeah, it was a rainy, dreary day, dark by 4:45.