Monthly Archives: June 2013

A Perf-Ticked Day

As I’m looking back on our vacation at the lake,  I’m realizing that R & R means something totally different to toddlers. Our 3-year-old granddaughter was one of our guests at the lake.  I’m pretty sure her idea of a … Continue reading

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Summertime Recipes

As we prepare for a week of R&R at the lake, I’m digging up some of my favorite go to recipes and wanted to share them with you. This year, the whole family (8 total) will go with us and since we only … Continue reading

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I Found Someone That Likes Colorado Beetles

As I was going through my nightly ritual of stalking the ever-present Colorado Beetles on my potatoes, I noticed this bug feasting on one. I believe it’s a type of Assassin Beetle called a Wheel Bug.  There are several on my … Continue reading

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They're Back!

My nemesis. The bain of my existence. The scourge of the garden. Squash bugs. Squash bugs are the devil. They lurk around the stem of your beautiful plants making all kinds of trouble. They mate right in front of you … Continue reading

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What's Happening in the Garden?

I have no idea. We’ve been extremely busy with other events going on in our lives and my garden has been put at the bottom of the list. My 50th birthday was in March, and my family celebrated with me by … Continue reading

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Garden Happenings

Despite the cooler weather, the garden is beginning to grow. The lettuce and broccoli are loving the cooler temps, but the tomatoes and peppers are wishing for more heat. I’ve been trying to use companion plants to keep bugs at … Continue reading

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There are Good Guys..

and there are Bad Guys in the garden. These Guys have been spotted on the potatoes. They are potato beetles They are the Bad Guys.  They can devour a crop of potatoes very quickly if left unchecked. These have also been … Continue reading

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