If I find a fallen nest in the garden, I tuck them into the greenhouse.
These simple twig and grass homes are works of art.
I have been busy working on my own nest here, but will be back soon with regular posting!
A favorite stop at the MN State Fair each year is the record breaking Pumpkins.
This year was a stunning display of this celebrated Squash.
I bow to the gardeners who grew these beauties!
The garden is full of tomatoes, peppers, root vegetables and herbs.
Visit my Instagram @Downtoearthdigs for more images of life in the garden.
The garden brings so much to so many.
Please read my cousin Amy Weichert’s Blog post. She inspires me with her strength and raw honesty.
The garden is so much to so many.
The summer before Jake died he spent hours and hours helping me in the garden. He was delighted with vegetables. He loved watching flowers grow and bloom. He was sad at the end of the season, when the gardens were dormant until the next season. It was no surprise, then, after Jake died, that I couldn’t face the garden. Every bean stalk held memories of Jake. Every green pepper reminded me of his wonder in his newfound knowledge of male peppers and female peppers. The corn stalks taunted me with their growth. It was as if they were saying to me that they could live on even though Jake could not.
This morning when I went out to feed the chickens I was grumpy. It was raining. It was muddy. I resented this simple task. John offered to do it but I said no. The girls are always excited to…
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Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
It’s a very good day when you find 3 new but old sprinklers for the garden!
Butterflies are attracted to the colors red, yellow, pink, purple and orange!
The Butterfly Bush is the perfect way to bring them in.
The garden starts producing and getting a bit messy around the edges.
With the heat and mosquitoes I have been practicing ‘speed gardening’!
Quick water, quick harvest, quick dead head, quick weeding…oh heck,
I’ll get those weeds next time.
I agree you are very HOT.
You don’t have to prove it everyday!