Garden in May

The mice seem to have left.  We checked the bait and it hasn’t been eaten.  The mice must have gotten smart and moved on to the next place…hopefully not in our garage. Here are some photos of my garden in May.  Hopefully the apple tree gets pollinated…I saw a few bees, but I don’t think […]

Grr….those hungry mice!!

Today I noticed all the tulip, crocus, and hyacinth bulbs I planted in our front yard were getting eaten (I planted over 100 of them!) So I decided not to be so nice to these little mice anymore. Matt picked the kind of trap where the mice walk into this plastic container and eat some […]

Backyard Gardening

I’m excited to be home this spring/summer!  The last few years we have been travelling in spring so I didn’t have much time to spend planting stuff in the backyard.  Wow, I sound like I’m retired already…I’m not, I swear I do work! (sometimes)  Last year, my garden didn’t turn out so well because I […]

Harvest time!

 It is supposed to be risk of frost tonight, so I picked all my tomatoes today.  Here is the harvest!   When I was pulling out the tomato plants, I found these really gross looking things. I think one of them is a cocoon, the other I have no idea.  It looks really disgusting though, maybe some […]

Speedy Caterpillar

The other day I noticed this little guy crawling at top speed across our patio.  Never seen a caterpillar crawl so fast!  I let it go free because I thought it might turn into a beautiful butterfly. I looked up what kind of caterpillar it was and it is a Spotted Tussock Moth Caterpillar, they eat […]