First monarch of the season

So excited to see a Monarch butterfly in my front garden yesterday! Of course, it was on the milkweed. Let’s hope this is the first of many such visitors!

Hello, June!

Hello, all! I hope this post finds you well. We’re still staying mostly at home these days, though things are slowly opening up in our state. CPT A continues to experiment with sourdough recipes in his free time. Most recently, he made hamburger buns….

May Update – lots of animals, some baking, and a bit of gardening

It’s hard to feel isolated when you’re surrounded by animals. That’s one of the things that has helped our family during these past weeks of self-isolation. The pets keep us firmly set in our routines. They provide us with companionship. They entertain us. I’m…

New Yard Visitors and a Traveling Turkey

Things continue to wake up in the yard and in the neighborhood. These days, the corn we put out for the chickens draws a wide range of visitors – from chipmunks and birds to squirrels and, most recently, a rabbit. Meanwhile, the azalea in…

October Summary

October greetings to everyone! Isn’t this a fun picture of the girls? We stopped in at Yankee Candle in Deerfield last week and couldn’t resist a shot in front of these pumpkins. Yankee Candle always does a great job with their fall decorating. I…