Monthly Archives: September 2013

If Your Favorite Color is Chrome,

then you should have been in Fayetteville this weekend. Bikes, Blues and BBQ is a motorcycle rally started in 2000 with around 300 motorcycles in attendance.  It didn’t take long for people to discover the beauty of the area and the rally … Continue reading

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We had a Baby

Congratulations!  We had our first monarch baby of the year! When I looked in on the chrysalis yesterday morning, I noticed this When the monarch is ready to be born, the chrysalis will turn transparent and details of the wings … Continue reading

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Combinations of Color

As summer winds down, September usually gives me one last burst of color. The allium stellatum,  coreopsis and zinnias are providing color and much needed nectar for traveling pollinators. The hydrangeas provide a good background for the four-o-clocks (Mirabilis jalapa) and … Continue reading

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From Caterpillar to Chrysalis

From the time the Monarch caterpillar lays its egg on a milkweed leaf and grows to become a butterfly is approximately one month. After the egg hatches, the caterpillar (or cat for short) becomes an eating machine.  Starting out as barely visible, the … Continue reading

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Summer Harvest Recipes

I spent Labor Day weekend cooking, canning, freezing and pickling.  In other words, I took the holiday literally. To use my grandmother’s phrase, I cooked up a storm! I found some different recipes from my mom’s collection that I tried and … Continue reading

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Caterpillar Cribs

Remember when I showed you this monarch egg? I went back to check a couple of days later and found this If you do start collecting caterpillars to raise, you need to be able to house them accordingly. This is the setup … Continue reading

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