Tag Archives: asclepias tuberosa

Sights of Summer

Another summer is winding down. My awesome peach crop was eaten but not by us.  We were able to pick quite a few but something ate the rest (probably birds and squirrels) leaving us these reminders that we are not the only ones on the farm that like peaches. Both pecan trees have pecans this […]

I'm beginning to mold…

As I write this, the remnants of Tropical Storm Bill is upon us. The rains have come in waves and as soon as I go out to do anything, it starts to pour.  I go in and it quits.  I go out and it begins again.  Back and forth. Forth and back.  Raincoat on.  Raincoat off.  Boots on.  […]

The Plight of the Monarch Butterfly

Most people don’t think about where butterflies come from. Or where there end up for that matter. We enjoy their presence and beauty and then go about our day. The Monarch butterfly has a very interesting, albeit, short life. The migration pattern is considered one of nature’s greatest wonders. Monarchs are the only butterflies that will […]

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day–August 2013

Is the day garden bloggers from all over the world showcase their gardens. We have had a very unusual summer in NW Arkansas. 13 inches of rain in eight weeks and no scorching temperatures has all the flowers and veggies happy, happy, happy. Here are some of my favorite bloomers in the garden. The Naked Ladies (Lycoris squamigera) […]

Chicken Coop Update and Some Other Stuff

I just realized I haven’t done a chicken coop update in a while. There are some changes coming to the coop, but I wanted to show you how the roof is coming along. Let’s travel back in time to late winter when the coop was being built. I planted the roof in April And here it is […]

What a Beautiful Weekend!

I hate to admit it, but I did not watch much of the Olympics.  The TV was not out, it was on the whole time.  I just felt like since they eliminated Olympic croquet what’s the point.  So, once again, I found myself wandering in the yard, taking in the cooler temps and convincing myself that fall […]

Cat (and Dog) Days of Summer

Cat (and Dog) Days of Summer When it’s 105 degrees, the only thing I’m doin’ in the garden is sweatin’. We did manage to get a rain shower yesterday mornin’ and I was able to get a picture of my rain barrel in action.  So thankful for the rain! I like to walk around my gardens in […]