Sunflower finds

Of the first sunflowers that we planted, several of them are now taller than me! Unfortunately, the smaller ones from the second planting are still having deer issues. Right next to the nearest sunflower in the above picture is this one. This is one of the ones that had had its head bitten off a … Continue reading Sunflower finds


With all the lovely rain we had yesterday, I could see the squash really appreciated it! This is one of the recovering squashes that recovered after frost damage to our first transplants. We've got baby yellow zucchini! This is the first of the summer surprise squash mix that we can actually see what it is. … Continue reading Yellow

After a wild and crazy night!

It was shortly after 1 am and, as I was lying awake in bed, something I was seeing finally soaked through my heat-numbed brain. Lights. Flashing lights, out my north facing window. The sky was lighting up, over and over, hardly a break in between! Constant flashes of lightning. My West facing window was open, … Continue reading After a wild and crazy night!


The kittens were too active to get good photos this morning. Plants, on the other hand, are much more co-operative. The first potato leaves have made their way through the mulch! Yay! Sadly, we are also down another sunflower. We found another one with just a stem, the leaflets gone. Total count is one less … Continue reading First!