Mulching & Munching

Finally got around to mulching the garden area. Eight bales of wheat straw and I’m still not quite done. The mulch will keep the mud off our feet, discourage weeds, and the weeds that do come up will be easier to pull. It is also hoped that mulching will prevent soil borne diseases from infecting … More Mulching & Munching

Of Birds & Squirrels

This is the third year in a row the wrens have attempted to nest in my barbecue just when cookout season begins. The last two years I physically relocated the nests onto the porch. They accepted the new location and continued raising their families. This year they hadn’t gotten very far along so I simply … More Of Birds & Squirrels

Second Day Of Spring

Finally got my string trimmer back from the mechanic so I was knocking down some weeds and tall grass around the garden and noticed that a small *copperhead snake had become an inadvertent casualty. Copperheads are venomous and have an ornery disposition so I would have dispatched the little bugger anyway because it was in … More Second Day Of Spring

Gardening Friends & Foes – Battle Lines Are Being Drawn

Slowly but surely progress is being made cleaning up and prepping the planting beds. Even though daytime temperatures exceed 80ºF (26C) some days I have only planted a few cold hardy plants because spring is a few weeks away and night time temperatures can still dip down to freezing. Most gardeners in these parts won’t … More Gardening Friends & Foes – Battle Lines Are Being Drawn