Winter at last

Hanging around in the barnyard this morning with Casey I heard then saw a chattery pilated woodpecker. I tried to get a photo when it landed close by and started pecking at a willow tree, but when I moved it flew off, protesting loudly. It seemed warm outside this morning because we had not a…

accidental gardening

Yesterday around 4 pm, when it was still–barely–light outside, I said, “I wonder if there are any of those big buckets in the potting shed that I can use to haul water down to the barn for Casey.” D said, “Yes, there are two with those bulbs in them.” What?? I thought I had planted…

winter solstice

It’s snowing like mad out there right now–I am in my office grading student work. I took these pictures a few days ago when we had just a dusting–hopefully today and tomorrow we will get a real blanket of snow.  

December 17 thoughts

I can’t believe how long it’s been since I last wrote a blog post. My horse blog has been soaking up a lot of energy, and of course the garden has pretty much been sleeping. Here’s what I’m doing a lot of now: The great gardening catalog season is here. I did manage to plant…