Deep freeze for the garden

This is my first day back to work, and on my way out to the car this morning at 7:30 I took a few photos of the horses in the barnyard and the garden. The temperatures are supposed to be very cold for the next five days, which is not great because there’s no protective…

Photos of Damsel Fly and a soggy garden

Yes, Casey is blissful, and sort of besotted–he follows her around the pasture looking at her. She mostly ignores him! Her tail floats in the air but doesn’t flip it–she’s fairly low-key about things. Here are some not-so-great pictures. As you can see she is petite. Sorry about the fuzzy pictures–I forgot to take the…

Welcome to Damsel Fly!

I don’t have any photos yet, but Casey finally has a new pasture companion, and he is very happy. Damsel Fly, known as “Fly”, is a small Arab pony mare around 15 years old, chocolate brown bay and sweet as can be. She is smart and sensible. Before she arrived I had taken some precautions:…

January planning–a cutting garden

Not much gardening to be done–needless to say! But sitting by the woodstove with a cat and a flower catalog in my lap is my idea of winter gardening. I got the Jung’s catalog. I enjoy looking at the pictures but the only thing I ever order from them is gladiolas. They have a terrific…

New Year, plans for a blog upgrade!

I like blogging more than I expected to. I have lots of ideas for the next season. For example, I’m going to identify five top trouble spots in the garden and document how I deal with them over the season. And I thought I would start “plant of the week” one day a week where…