Gardening With Rabbits

The rabbits! I wish I could hate them. They’ve done awful things to my garden this year…snuck through fencing, chewed flowers down to nubs, eaten all the beans. I understand now why Mr. McGregor was so upset when he spotted Peter. But I also…

Ducks In The Pumpkin Patch

I had no idea when I planted the back garden that it would become a haven for our poultry. The birds love hanging out in the pumpkin vines. They trail in and out of the leaves, finding bugs and even nibbling on the pumpkin…

Tomato Season

For weeks and weeks, there had been nothing but green tomatoes on my plants. Now, suddenly, they’re ripening like crazy, and I have almost more than I know what to do with. If you’re in a similar plight – and even if you aren’t…

More About the Sunflowers

I think after this year, I will always try to grow sunflowers. The border I planted on the north side of the pumpkin patch has been a delight to watch this summer. From my kitchen window, I can keep tabs on them. They change…

Tending The Sunflowers

The mammoth sunflowers I planted in May have really taken off! We think the one nearest to the house has hit nine feet. And, while that one seems to be done growing, the other nine continue to ascend. I don’t know if they’ll reach…