Happy New Year!

It’s been quite a start to the year for me, much as it was quite an ending to last year. We’re still not completely settled in yet (and I still have a gaping hole in my kitchen cabinets where a dishwasher ought to be by now — we’ve hit a few snags with Home Depot), … More Happy New Year!

A new chapter

The last time I posted, I was finishing up the gardening season. I had converted the vegetable patch into a pollinator garden, and I was proud of how well it was thriving in a short amount of time. It’s time to say goodbye to that garden now. And to this suburban house in a typical … More A new chapter

Doing its job

My pollinator garden is just beginning, and already it’s doing its job. This was my discovery when I was in the garden this morning. I am hoping birds don’t pick it off, of course. Fingers crossed I will soon have a monarch pupa!

When life gives you tomatoes, make freezer tomato soup

It’s that joyous time of summer when the tomatoes are ripening. Even with one plant, I have more tomatoes than I can possibly eat on my own. And since we’re still working from home, I can’t take them to the office. I decided to use up some of the tomatoes by making tomato soup. Don’t … More When life gives you tomatoes, make freezer tomato soup

Garden Update

I mentioned in a recent post that I was converting my vegetable garden into a pollinator garden. It was my intention to do the bulk of that work next year. Well, I’m ahead of schedule. I realized rather quickly that it was a huge mistake to grow crookneck squash. I had THREE plants (because I’m … More Garden Update