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!
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 don’t mind cutting wood at all, unless it’s hot and humid or if it’s colder than 20 degrees. Since we had a mild, although windy morning predicted, and one of the kids’ babysitters is home from college, I spent the morning attempting to cut wood. I don’t like cutting wood deep in the woods…… Continue reading Mild morning
We’ve been doing the fall fun thing here with bonfires and Halloween. Our neighbors down the hill had a bonfire a couple of weeks ago and our neighbor built this awesome roller coaster? slide? out of some old warehouse racks and the top of a wheelbarrow. Both kids had a blast! Then we had…… Continue reading Fall fun
My most recent piece for work on emerald ash borer in our region of Illinois can be found here. http://tworiversoutdoors.com/region-dodging-pesky-emerald-ash-borer-p2216-1.htm
Chris and I attended a workshop this morning on wild mushrooms. I had been wanting to go for the past couple of years, but one year I was pregnant with Piper and didn’t think it would be a good idea, and last year it was the day before we hosted sawmill days on the property. …… Continue reading Foraging for fungi