Rainy days and Sundays always get me down when I can not garden!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


I looked out the window today and saw this lovely looking bird.  In over the eight years that we have lived here, I have never seen this bird in our backyard.  I took these pictures from inside the house, so as to not scare him away.  

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


I joined .....
so I could take this.....
awesome 8 hour class......
to learn about these little guys, which are actually mostly girls!!!!

Snacks and lunch included
plus amazing raffle items.
The Old Way.....called a skep...(illegal in many places)

The current way...The Langstoth bee hive patented October 1852
And soon I will be installing my own hive.....
Hive body

A frame with eggs, larvae, sealed brood cells, pollen and honey filled cells

So I can become a APIARIST and do this!!!!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Came across this Deer Antler down by the creek today!

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Antlers are extensions of the skull grown by members of the deer family. They are true bone structures that usually grow in symmetrical pairs. In most species, only males grow antlers and their primary function is to increasing his likelihood of sexual selection by attracting females or fighting other males. In many temperate zone species, antlers are shed and regrown each year."