Vegetable garden going to sleep

We’ve been transferring a lot of veggies from the garden to the freezer or the mudroom (our root cellar) or pantry or soup pots. On my way back inside with some of the spoils I yelled at David through the kitchen window,”Bring out the camera! Take a picture!” so he did. I made sweet-potato soup,…

Walk in the woods

  These are pictures from a walk we took yesterday in the fields and woods. We were watched warily by the beef cows and calves in the barnyard field–owned by our neighbor who leases the barn and pastures/hay fields. This is looking out into the “endless field”. All the fields and pastures have names, from…

making peace with weeds

I do not have many photos of weeds–there are plenty of them in the garden, but I usually aim the camera in a different direction. David says that I am the only one who notices all the weeds. Well, except maybe Eleanor, who always reaches down and pulls a few for me when she comes…

Dahlias

I have a lot of dahlias but I am still oddly ambivalent about them. Every fall I think, “bah, I’ll just let them die of cold this winter” but then I can’t stand it and end up digging them. They are lovely, except the ones that get eaten up by earwigs. But they bloom so…

Back again finally!

  I’ve been putting a lot of time into music and horses, and neglecting my garden, and also neglecting my garden blog! But I’m back with some stuff to report. First, after the semester started and I basically didn’t have time for gardening, David took up a lot of slack. When the road crews came…