March 31, 2020

Wait until after the first good rain and a few 60 degree afternoons, walk your yard and gardens look for damage from mice or voles, this will be evidenced by trails in the grass. Check your gardens, look for signs of life in your perennial beds. Clean out all of the de...

April 2, 2018

Looking out my window on Easter Sunday, I don’t expect to see the ground completely snow-covered and very few signs of spring to be found anywhere. The calendar tells us that spring is here but Mother Nature isn’t cooperating just yet.

There are a few signs of spring ar...

March 23, 2018

Today I was struck with a thought that kept returning but isn’t uniquely tied to gardening, but rather to every aspect of life. Every day, we are faced with a choice of how we will react to the many different things that we deal with.

In the garden, we can see that the...

March 15, 2018

Disclaimer: This post was written a few weeks ago, and is only being posted now.

I am writing this as I sit out in 85-degree sunny south Florida. I tell you this not to make you feel bad as the snow continues to fall, but to assure you that spring is on the way. In sout...

February 8, 2018

The cold weather seems to be hanging around a little longer than I like. Last week I promised a list of outdoor garden chores, but to be honest, I have no desire to be outdoors doing anything when the temperature stays below zero and the wind chill is minus twenty and...

February 1, 2018

I’m not much for making New Year’s resolutions. I like to set goals and one of my goals for 2018 is to indulge my love of communication. I have chosen to blog about the ups and downs of a life led outdoors in our northern climate. Every year at the end of January we st...

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