I’m in a love/hate relationship with my cats. I love the way they follow me around outside, and watching them from the kitchen, eat and play around their cat house. I love the way they catch mice and other pests. But I hate the way they dig in my kitchen boxes, like my whole garden is […]
I cut the dry asparagus stems that I never did cut back at the start of winter, but I left the tomato baskets I keep over them, so that I know where they are.
Parsley is a bi-annual plant, which means that it lasts for two growing seasons. I like to have parsley in my kitchen garden in the wintertime. One reason is because it stays green in the winter, another is that it’s almost always nice to add some fresh parsley to a meal, or at least a […]
We have two cats that patrol our house and grounds. Mr. Mims says that they are my dogs, because whenever I walk outside, they follow me around. When I stop, they stop. When I’m taking pictures, they want to be in the picture. This is Bear, chillin’ on a stone bench by the pond.
These two brothers are named The Bear and King Arthur. My husband brought home a littler of four from his friend’s house, which we had collectively named Crystal, Tiger and the two above. They were outdoor cats from the beginning, and Crystal (which my son named for his sister) and Tiger (which my husband named […]
Now we have a baby fruit orchard and all the variety of trees are beginning to bloom. From here on in it will be a competition between the insects, the birds, the squirrels and us for the fruit.
I’m the keeper of the herbs around here, a not so difficult task, since many of them are perennials. Harder is to keep my cats from digging up the precious asparagus rooting underground over the winter.