Prunella vulgaris, the common self-heal, heal-all, woundwort, heart-of-the-earth, carpenter’s herb, brownwort or blue curls, is a herbaceous plant in the mint family Lamiaceae. Wikipedia I usually don’t mind a little heal-all in and around the garden but this year it was extra prolific. It took over the herb bed inside and out. I could hardly … More Weekend In The Weeds
Due to the rain and high humidity, the weeds have taken over. I’m reading a lot about common weeds. Why? Because they are everywhere! I’ve learned their names too: Purslane, Yellow Wood Sorel (also known as sour grass)and Spotted Spurge. Apparently, weeds can tell you about the nature of the soil. Our soil seems to … More It’s A Jungle Out There
Would you look at that! It’s mid-October. And here I am running around like a squirrel gathering nuts before the snow falls! Instead of gathering nuts . . . I’m glazing and firing. Glazing and firing. Repeat. When I’m not glazing and firing, you will find me on my back porch unloading the kiln and … More Squirrel!
Mid-June already? I have been busy throwing mugs . . . Enjoying time with our grandson . . . Celebrating birthdays . . . And gardening . . . Ah, summer. Summer is like childhood Full of warm memories And gone too soon.
The sunflowers made it despite the critters of early spring and summer. You never now how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice. ~Bob Marley
Who doesn’t love sunflowers? Creatures big and small love sunflowers! I started planting sunflowers early spring all to have a creature eat every last sunflower seed! I suspect a squirrel. I planted another round sunflower seeds. Thrilled to see them sprout to six to twelve inches in height! Yeah! Much to my despair, a rabbit … More Sunflowers Maybe
Life has completely turned upside down since the changing of the clocks back in March of 2020. At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if the dinosaurs returned. Today, the dinosaurs have, indeed, returned much to our grandson’s delight! I am delighted the dinosaurs prefer lettuce over sunflowers!
Happy whatever day it is! With dear husband working from home since mid-March, it is as if every day is Saturday. Not that he works from home on Saturdays but he is home. Every day. Both of us in the house through the week has taken some getting used to. I think we will survive. … More Checking In
I usually don’t complain about the weather unless it is cold. I do not like being cold. If it is below 70 degrees, that’s it. I’m complaining. This spring, however, I find myself complaining about the lack of sun light. Over the winter, I yearned for bright spring sunny days but so far we have … More A View From My Back Porch
UPDATE: 24 Hours Later! Delicious! Family says ‘not quite Claussen but close!” In other words, they are a hit! Taking a short break from pottery today to make pickles. I do not like canning in the late summer because, well, it’s just too hot! So I have been searching for “easy” refrigerator pickle recipes and … More It’s Cucumber Season!
When given lemons . . . . . .make lemonade! Save
Okay, yes. The title of this post is a little dramatic but are not snakes dramatic when you are not expecting them. So, I’m blissfully throwing pots on my back porch today when I notice our cat following something through the yard. I didn’t think anything too much about it because, after all, it is … More SNAKE!
We have had a terrible cold and flu season. So much coughing and so much mucus (TMI, I know but still . . . so much!). This past week has been fairly mild so we went on a walk to look for signs of spring. Looking forward to planting our peas around Saint Patrick’s Day … More Signs of Spring 2017
Little did I know that this sweet innocent looking plant, Lily of the Valley, would turnout to be a such nightmare for me and my perennials. A few short years after transplanting a small bundle of Lily of the Valley under the shade of our Bradford Pear tree, it took over! It invaded and started … More Underway: The Eradication of the Lily of the Valley
I wish I could say summer 2016 is going at a snail’s pace but it is not. It is hard for me to believe the end of July is upon us. Next thing you know it will be Christmas! That said, a lot has been happening in and around the back … More At A Snail’s Pace
Bisque firing today! Meanwhile, the zucchini, squash and cucumbers are doing well. Soon we will have bowls for zucchini bisque, squash bisque and cucumber bisque!
“The peas are here! The peas are here!” our grandson exclaims. Yeah! Peas!
It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like summer. 🙂 We picked about two pounds of strawberries from our strawberry patch this morning! Delicious!