The Stump

The Stump

A Studied Dismantling of a Yellow Jacket Nest with Noah Wilson-Rich Ph.D.

Rent A Ruminant – Landclearing Goats for Hire – The Green Alternative

Rent A Ruminant – Landclearing Goats for Hire – The Green Alternative

Renting goats for land clearing is a wonderful idea (if you ask me).  It is all at once pastoral, economical,…

Rocket Box Bat Houses

Rocket Box Bat Houses

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]So everyone knows that we need to save the bees.  And pollinators too.  But what are all the pollinators? Well,…

Bringing Back The Monarchs

Bringing Back The Monarchs

Last summer was a bit depressing because I believe I saw one monarch butterfly. As the summer wore on, everyone…

Inspirations: Betsy the Bluebird

Inspirations: Betsy the Bluebird

Nine days ago we got side tracked on the way down the driveway. An afternoon of errand running got waylaid…

Moles, Voles, Grubs & and Japanese Beetles – An Organic Pest Smackdown

Moles, Voles, Grubs & and Japanese Beetles – An Organic Pest Smackdown

I’ve got troubles and I have to admit I feel a little silly that it has taken me so long…

DIY: Copper Flashing Slug Control

DIY: Copper Flashing Slug Control

I got an early start on my garden this year but quickly have been a bit demoralized.  I planted radishes,…

Cicada Summer Coming

Cicada Summer Coming

I’ve got a little theme going today.  It’s about Cicada’s and all things related…. I read an interesting article on the NPR…

In the Garden With: Luke Dixon

In the Garden With: Luke Dixon

Luke Dixon is an apiarist, an apiculturist, a caretaker for bees – I call him a B-man.  His new book, Keeping Bees in Towns…

The Made by Hand Series – The Beekeeper

The Made by Hand Series – The Beekeeper

I am working hard on final edits for Leaf (it’s going to be a long night, but we will be…

Adopt a Hedgehog

Adopt a Hedgehog

When I was a new mom of a sweet baby girl — and we lived in England —  I had…

Wanted: Anteater Spit

Wanted: Anteater Spit

I have a patch of weeds that I have tried to pull twice now.  Each time I have tried to…

Simplyfying: Getting a Handle on Garden Maintenance

Simplyfying: Getting a Handle on Garden Maintenance

I had to take the day off yesterday.  I came home from vacation to a horrific garden mess and I…

Under Our Skin – Lyme Disease

Under Our Skin – Lyme Disease

I have been meaning to attend one of the many local showings of the documentary Under Our Skin in my…

Garden Design Inspiration: 8 Clever Ideas From the Chelsea Flower Show

Garden Design Inspiration: 8 Clever Ideas From the Chelsea Flower Show

Hashing through the images from the Chelsea Flower Show, I continue to pick up on trends…..(which I will share in…

The Bees Have Arrived

The Bees Have Arrived

My phone rang at 5:15 this morning.  Incredulous and startled, I ignored it, even thought I recognized the name of…

Before & After: A Visionary Pondside Garden

Before & After: A Visionary Pondside Garden

The only thing I am scratching my head about is the mosquito issue that this garden surely has.  New England…

Cricket Radio: Enjoying & Understanding Night Sounds

Cricket Radio: Enjoying & Understanding Night Sounds

What do the crickets sound like where you live?  Mine sound similar to the Pine Tree Cricket (Oecanthus pini).  That…

Wildlife Bridges & Colorado Pride

Wildlife Bridges & Colorado Pride

It is with pure Colorado pride that I share some of the winning entries to ARC Wildlife Crossing design competition….

Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat…..

Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat…..

….and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing, For a charm of powerful trouble,…

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