Saturday, June 25, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

They're back!

The tree swallows manage to arrive at the bluebird nesting boxes before the bluebirds ever get a chance to establish a home Chez Miniature Rose. I love them all anyway!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Give that boy an A+ in science already

My major outdoor project this spring involved planting a Three Sisters Garden. It is coming along nicely.

I was explaining history and theory behind this type of garden to my 13 year old, home schooled son - how the beans put nitrogen into the soil, which feeds the corn, while the corn stalks provide a trellis for the beans and the squash provides ground cover - when Sweet William gently stopped me and said, "You mean, the plants have a symbiotic relationship."

Ummm .. yeah. I was schooled by the home schooled kid. Class dismissed!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Swan Lake, the non-crazy version

Hello! You look like a friendly human!

Have you any bread for me?

Lettuce? Seriously? Do I look like I need to be on a low-carb diet?

Well, the people at the next dock have Wonderbread, so I'm outta here! Laters!