paws, paws, paws

The weather is quintessential February in the North Country (poor Michele is in the South missing all of this, ha ha). Drippy, damp, slushy. Yesterday I stepped out onto the front porch to feed the cats (and to chase away yet another stray cat trying to sidle up to the banquet). In the still cool…

ordering bushes and trees–going permaculture!

Inspired by my sister as usual! She always did like vegetable gardening more than flower gardening. We’ve been reading a lot about permaculture and perennial vegetables, perennial foods. We’ve just ordered, after a whole month of sustained discussion and study of books and nursery catalogs, our first fruit trees: pears, apricots, elderberry, hardy kiwi, honeyberry,…

Armchair gardening: dreaming, scheming, and buying

Never mind the rather unfortunate green shade on our newly painted house–nothing to do about it, so I’ll just make the garden so beautiful that no one notices the house siding. Below is the kitchen garden, after Sam and I took everything out, except the one hosta whose roots appear to be sunk to China….