June was busy with nature camp and VBS for Colton. The Fourth of July was so hot and humid we just decided to save most of our fireworks for later on this fall. After three weeks of cool July weather, we finally hit the pool three times in ten days before it closed last week.…… Continue reading And just like that, summer’s over
Colton went to day camp this past week. It was hard to get any information out of him each day except what he ate for snacks. Friday he came home with this button. I’m not sure I want to know why he won this award! It was a nature camp, I figured he would enjoy…… Continue reading What we’ve been up to…
So if you follow this blog a lot, you know that I recently moved to planting native plants around the house. Last year I put in five milkweed plants and was kind of disappointed not to see any action on them. This morning… Not one, but two caterpillars! I haven’t seen a monarch butterfly around…… Continue reading Caterpillars!
Mornings on my days off is my time to work in the garden while everyone sleeps. I’m often out working at 6 in the morning. Right now I’m laying down my mulch layer. Working at the newspaper I have access to lots of newspapers! I lay the newspapers down and then spread straw over the…… Continue reading Mulching
Our front yard landscaping is awful. “Landscaping” is probably too generous of a word, actually. We hardly ever go in the front yard, which accounts for about 99% of the reason for the neglect. I’ve attempted a few things over the years. I had a good stand of day lilies going but they got dug…… Continue reading Landscaping with natives
I’m still cutting a gallon bag full of fresh no ecoli lettuce every other day. I planted potatoes March 18. Then we went through a stretch of unseasonably cold weather complete with seven inches of rain one week and a few hard freezes. So I got antsy and replanted the potatoes since nothing was coming…… Continue reading Garden update
I got really sick Monday night with what I suspected was food poisoning, and then Tuesday at work one of the first things I read was a press release on the romaine lettuce recall. Guess what I had in my salad Monday? Yeah. So it was super nice to go to the greenhouse this afternoon…… Continue reading Food poisoning